Horror returns to Germany as attacker dies in blast that injures 10


A suspected attacker has died and 10 people have been injured 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 was taking place.

The incident comes as Germany reels from Friday's Munich massacre that left nine dead and 27 injured and a terrorist axe attack on a Bavaria train last Monday that left two people fighting for their lives.

Ansbach police said they were alerted to an explosion in the city centre just after 10pm.

It is understood that around 2,500 people may have been at the nearby music festival at the time.

Police said that "a man, according to our current knowledge the perpetrator, died" in the blast.