A 27-year-old Syrian who was denied asylum although allowed to remain in Germany because of the strife in Syria is identified as the man who blew himself up injured 12 people and killed at least one after he was turned away from an open-air music festival. The attack took place in Ansbach, near Nuremberg, during an open-air three days concert with about 2,500 in attendance just as Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson was about to perform when the bomb went off.
Bavaria's top security official said early Monday they don't know the attacker's motive if the one man planned suicide attack has a link to Islamist or just with the intention to killing others.
Germany and the southern state of Bavaria has been on edge since a man went on a deadly rampage at a Munich mall, killing nine people and leaving dozens wounded just two days earlier. And as a Tunisian man driving a truck killed 84 people when he crushed through a festive crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, along the famed French Riviera.
And after 18 year-old German-Iranian boy Ali David Sonboly launched his own killing spree in the Bavarian city in an apparent revenge attack for being bullied.targeting youngsters of “Turkish and Arab” origin he claimed those groups had picked on him in school.Sonboly killed himself at the end of the attack.
After the Munich attack, there were calls urging the German government to allow the country's military to be deployed to support police during attacks. Germany's post-war constitution, because of the excesses of the Nazi era, only allows the military to be deployed domestically in cases of national emergency.
Germany's interior minister Joachim Herrmann emphasised on state program is launched to teach refugees the basics of law in their new host country, amid growing tensions and concerns in Germany about how the estimated one million plus migrants registered crossing into the country last year would integrate in Germany. Classes include lessons about freedom of opinion, the separation of religion and state and the equality of men and women.