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Security Heightened in Ansbach After Deadly Bar Explosion

An explosion in front of the Eugens Weinstube restaurant in Ansbach, Germany, on Sunday, July 24, killed at least one man and injured a dozen others.

Ansbach Mayor Carda Seidel said the blast, which took place near the entrance to the Ansbach Open (Die Ansbach Open) music festival, was caused by a device, reported a Berlin-based journalist and Suedeutsche Zeitung. The music festival was cancelled. The police and special task force sealed off the area for investigation.

The Bavarian Ministry of the Interior’s office said the detonation was carried out “willfully”, according to AFP. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, along with other German officials, were reportedly heading to Ansbach. Credit: Taha Shirkouhi