Bavarian Interior minister Joachim Herrmann (R) attends a press conference on July 25, 2016 in Ansbach following an attack by a Syrian refugee during a music festival. / AFP / dpa / Daniel Karmann
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A Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up in the southern German town of Ansbach Sunday was influenced by an unknown person in a chat conversation on his mobile phone, Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said Wednesday.Officials say the bombing by the 27-year-old Syrian, who had arrived in Germany two years ago, was clearly a terrorist attack, citing a video found on his mobile phone in which he talks of planning an "act of revenge" against Germans.The man set off explosives in his rucksack on Sunday outside a musical festival in Ansbach, a town of 40,000 people southwest of Nuremberg, killing himself and injuring 15 people.
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