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At least 12 injured in bar explosion in Ansbach, south Germany, 'suspected' bomber killed

Police blocked off the city centre and emergency services were on the scene after the blast injured at least a dozen in south German city of Ansbach on July 25, 2016. (Representative image) Photograph: (Getty)

Agencies Berlin, Germany Jul 25, 2016, 01.35 AM (IST)
One person was killed and at least 12 others were injured by an explosion at a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach late on Sunday. The man killed was the one who set off the blast, local police said. 

The explosion went off close to a bar in the city centre at around 10:00 pm (2000 GMT). Some 2,500 people were gathered nearby for an open-air music festival, which local media reported may have been the real target. 

"An explosion went off in the city centre and a man, which the latest enquiries show caused it, was killed in the event," police said in a statement.  

A dozen people were injured in the explosion, three of them seriously, added a spokeswoman, without giving any more details. 
Police have blocked off the city centre and emergency services were on the scene. Bomb experts were on their way to determine the cause of the explosion. 

Ansbach police said in a statement early today that  they were alerted to an explosion in the city center shortly after it occurred. 
"The explosion was set off deliberately," said Michael Siefener, a spokesman for the regional interior ministry, adding that authorities were trying to establish the exact cause. 

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