- Suspected suicide attacker died and at least 12 people have been injured
- Nearby music festival quickly cancelled as Germany remains on high alert
- Reports suggest festival full of 2,500 revellers was the intended target
A suspected suicide attacker has died and at least 12 people have been injured – three seriously – in an explosion near a music festival in southern Germany.
The explosive device is believed to have detonated at around 10pm local time on Sunday as the man carried it through a busy area in Ansbach, Bavaria, where the open air event, full of some 2,500 revellers, was taking place.
The suspected attacker is thought to have been turned away from the festival – which reports suggest may have been the intended target.
The incident comes as Germany remains on high alert in the wake of three other violent attacks across the country in just one week.