An explosion in Germany kills 1, injures 10

This is the third such event I’ve reported on in the last day, and the second in Germany. All I know is what my CNN news feed tells me:

An explosion occurred in Ansbach, Germany, Sunday evening, according to German media.

At least one person is dead and as many as 10 others are wounded, German media is reporting.


  1. Posted July 24, 2016 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m dismayed, fatigued, disheartened, saddened, scared, angry, exasperated, and fed up by all these occurrences.

  2. Cindy
    Posted July 24, 2016 at 7:16 pm | Permalink


  3. rickflick
    Posted July 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    OK, terrorism or insanity?

    • Torbjörn Larsson
      Posted July 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

      Likely terrorism in this case (as opposed to the MD mass murder). It is still speculation, but after the first reports of a gas leak accident, the local authorities changed to a suicide bomb.

      “The Associated Press ✔ @AP
      BREAKING: Police say man, a likely attacker, dies in explosion in southern Germany; 10 others injured.
      1:45 AM – 25 Jul 2016”

      [ ]

      • Torbjörn Larsson
        Posted July 25, 2016 at 4:30 am | Permalink

        Actually, the remaining reports seems to place it as an insanity deed.

        It is, like the machete killer, now claimed to be a person with no known connections to Daesh. [ ]

        But he was a rejected Syrian asylum seeker with a history of making attempts on his life, and used a self demolition device. [Ibid.]

        So like the machete killer it looks like the inspiration to the means came from religious terrorism. Not the right wing terrorism like the MacDonald shooter.

        This week in Germany:

        Religious terrorism – right wing terrorism 3 – 1 ?

        Meanwhile the stupid ID border controls stranded 1,000 Swedes as they left Beyonce’s Danish concert.

        This week in Sweden:

        Religious terrorism – right wing terrorism 1 – 0.

  4. $G
    Posted July 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    According to BBC, the one fatality is the suspected attacker.

  5. Bethlenfalvy
    Posted July 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Police assume it was a bomb attack directed at a music festival attended by 2 500 people.

    The presumed terrorist carrying a rucksack had been denied entry to the festival grounds. Shortly afterwards explosives detonated nearby.

    The person killed is believed to be the culprit (the destroyed rucksack has been found).

  6. Frank Bath
    Posted July 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    The barbarians are at the gates and they have been invited in.

    • Posted July 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

      I don’t understand this comment.

      • Posted July 24, 2016 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

        Oh, I see. I think it is commentary on how people will blame refugees.

        • Bubsy
          Posted July 24, 2016 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

          I don’t think it was a commentary on people blaming refugees. Frank Bath was actively blaming refugees.

          P.S. The BBC confirms that the bomber was a Syrian refugee.

        • friendlypig
          Posted July 25, 2016 at 3:28 am | Permalink

          This attempted ‘asylum seeker’ was denied, but permitted to given temporary leave to remain in Germany because of the war in Syria.

          I would suspect that he was denied access to the festival because he refused the security checks and detonated the bomb.

          Now then, what part is confusing you?

          Or do you not believe that that a failed asylum seeker who is carrying a bomb in a rucsac and who detonates it to cause maximum carnage is a terrorist, and therefore a barbarian?

  7. Christopher
    Posted July 24, 2016 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    BBC confirms him to be another Syrian refugee.

    Again, I say it’s playing right into the hands of the far right in Germany, all over Europe, and I’ll bet it’ll be big here in the future Trumplandia.

    People WILL blame refugees. More than they have before. The left, of course, will attempt to say it is a mistake to turn them away, remind us of the refugee crisis of WWI, WWII, but those arguments will mean less and less after each attack.

  8. Damien McLeod
    Posted July 24, 2016 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Another tragedy in the name of something or other.

    • Posted July 25, 2016 at 12:08 am | Permalink

      Exactly. People are so convinced that they have urgent and unassailable reasons for killing other people. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  9. Posted July 25, 2016 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    This is becoming quite depressing. 😦

    It’s going to feed Trump’s anti-immigrant politics.

    And I have a question: If they are not tied to terrorist organizations, where do they learn to make such a bomb and how do they get the ingredients? Or is all that available on the internet?

    • somer
      Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:30 am | Permalink

      of course it must be its just we’re biased and racist in only remembering instances where its been used by Islamists. That said we don’t know (or i haven’t seen) further details on this as to what the perpetrators motives were.

    • Posted July 25, 2016 at 6:24 am | Permalink

      From what we are seeing, Trump isn’t that wrong on the immigration issue. If other aspiring tenants of the White House had promised control of immigration, particularly Muslim immigration, fewer voters would flock behind Trump. The more I hear about this gentleman, the less I like him. I also think he will renege on his promise, because he is a habitual liar. But I cannot blame US voters who wish to use any chance to avoid the fate of Europe.

  10. Bob
    Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    I just returned Saturday from two weeks in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. Bad Mergentheim lies between Würzburg and Ansbach. While there, a music rock concert was held in the schloss. All entering the concert were funneled through four turnstiles and backpacks were prohibited. Security was very high. This was mostly likely the same in Ansbach. Inside the venue, large sign marked the panic exits and funneled people, if necessary, away from the area. I can only assume that it was the same in Ansbach and that is why the bomber was not permitted entry.

    • somer
      Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:32 am | Permalink

      I read he was refused entry to a rock concert of 2,500 people and then blew himself up outside it

  11. Mike
    Posted July 25, 2016 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    And so on ad-infinitum…..

  12. somer
    Posted July 25, 2016 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Islamist videos on Syrian bomber phone

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