German Police are investigating the fourth attack in a week, following a suspected suicide bombing near a music festival.
According to Investigators in Ansbach, a 27-year-old Syrian man who’d been denied asylum blew himself up at a bar after being refused entry into the concert site.
The 27-year-old suspect who was known to police for previous offenses, including drug crimes, was killed in the blast.
Twelve people were also injured, including three who’ve suffered serious injuries.
The incident occured at the final concert of the Ansbach Open festival, which was attended by an estimated 2,500 people.
There are reports concert security staff noticed a suspicious person wearing a backpack pacing up and down around the entrance to the event at around 9:45 p.m. local time Sunday.
Staff had denied the man entry into the venue because he did not have a ticket.
The suspect sat down on a chair outside a nearby restaurant, leaned forward at 10:10 p.m. and then triggered the explosion.
Police officials said the attacker’s backpack was filled with screws and nails, in an apparent bid to inflict widespread damage.
The identity of the suspect has not been released by Police yet, but there are reports he entered Germany two years ago.
His application for asylum was rejected but he was permitted to stay in the country, since it is German policy to not allow rejected applicants to return to war zones.
He had also attempted suicide on two occasions before the bombing.
According to Bavarian state police, officers are searching the home of the attacker, which is in a hotel currently being used as a refugee shelter.