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Explosion near migration reception centre in Nuremberg, Germany

Witnesses had reported hearing a loud bang before finding a burning suitcase in an allotment garden.?(Representative image) Photograph: (Getty)

Reuters Berlin, Germany Jul 27, 2016, 05.25 PM (IST)

An explosion went off around 200 metres (220 yards) from a reception centre for migrants in a town close to Nuremberg, Germany on Wednesday, German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk said, adding that it was not yet known whether there were any casualties.

The broadcaster said on its website that a suitcase filled with aerosols was detonated in Zirndorf, saying it was not known who was behind the explosion. It had earlier reported that the explosion took place near a migration office.

Bayerischer Rundfunk cited police as saying witnesses had reported hearing a loud bang before finding a burning suitcase in an allotment garden.

Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

Television images showed police standing near a partially destroyed suitcase lying in a small alley.

(Reuters)

 

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