One dead, 12 injured in blast near Nuremberg, Germany -police

BERLIN,  (Reuters) – An explosion killed at least one person and injured 12 others near the German city of Nuremberg yesterday and authorities said it was believed to be intentional.

A police spokesman said the person killed in the blast, a man with a backpack, was likely carrying an explosive device and acted alone.

There was no immediate information on his identity but the spokesman added that three of the 12 people injured were in serious condition.

It was the fourth violent incident in Germany in a week and came as the country was still on edge after the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old Iranian-German gunman in Munich on Friday.

The blast outside a restaurant in the town Ansbach prompted the evacuation of more than 2,000 people from a nearby “Ansbach Open” music festival, police said. “We assume it was a deliberate explosion,” a Bavarian Interior Ministry spokesman said.

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