Police secure the area after an explosion in Ansbach, Germany, July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
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A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to Daesh (ISIS) before he tried to get into an outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack. He was turned away and blew himself up outside a wine bar instead, injuring 15 people, authorities said Monday. The bombing was the latest of the recent attacks that have heightened concerns about how Germany can deal with the estimated 1 million migrants who entered the country last year.A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker injured five with an axe before being killed by police near Wuerzburg last week in an attack that was claimed by Daesh. The attack in Ansbach, a serene city of about 40,000 west of Nuremberg, came near the end of the closing night of a popular open air festival being attended by about 2,500 people.Herrmann said the man's request for asylum was rejected a year ago, and a spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry said he had received two deportation notices.Meantime, in Munich Sunday evening, 1,500 people gathered at the scene of the shooting there, lighting candles and placing flowers in tribute to the victims of an 18-year-old German-Iranian. Police said that he had planned the attack for a year.
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