Late Sunday evening in the UK a breaking news story claimed there had been an explosion at a restaurant in Ansbach, Germany.
Twitter was one source quickly responding that it was a gas explosion rather than a terror event with one person in the area reporting that.
However that claim was soon dismissed as news of a suicide bomber detonating an explosive device broke.
"The blast occurred shortly after 10 p.m. outside the entrance to an open-air concert attended by 2,000 people, Ansbach Mayor Carda Seidel said at a press conference."
The man a 27-year-old Syrian who was denied asylum in Germany a year ago and in line with German policy he was not deported back to Syria as it is a war torn country.
He was carrying a backpack filled with explosives and metal parts that could have killed many. Did the device explode too early? Was his aim to kill many?
At time of writing the only death is the bomber but 12 people were wounded, including three seriously.
Over a million refugees from war torn areas such as Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq have entered Germany in the last year. Any denied asylum will not be returned home Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy.
That policy is causing unrest in Germany and other parts of Europe.
Rightly or wrongly it is fuelling the rise of far-right extremist groups in Germany, France the UK and elsewhere.
Following events in German last week people in the area panicked when they heard the explosion.
But that is the purpose of terrorism to cause fear.
MSM News from Reuters reports:
Herrmann, whose remarks were confirmed by a ministry spokesman, said the Syrian man arrived in Germany two years ago and had tried to commit suicide twice before.
Opinion: It sounds like the man had nothing to lose.
An open door refugee policy is fine but without a clear plan and the means to support it and see it through it is a recipe for disaster.
And Germany has had a week from Hell as if to prove it.
It was the fourth violent incident in Germany in a week, including the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old Iranian-German gunman in Munich on Friday.
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