At least one person is dead after a suspected IED, or improvised explosive device, was detonated at Eugene’s Wine Bar in Ansbach, Germany. The explosion occurred as an outdoor music festival, attended by 2,500 people, was held nearby.
The blast was caused by a bomb, possibly an improvised explosive device, or IED, according to the German newspaper Bild.
SWAT police teams could be seen in the aftermath of the explosion, with helicopters overhead, as seen in the videos above, and below.
Initial reports that the explosion was caused by a gas leak were contradicted by the city’s mayor, Bild reports.
Is the Islamic State behind the attack? As of now, there is chatter regarding the attack on ISIS-linked channels. However, there is no official claim by ISIS.
If ISIS is behind the attack, historically they won’t release an official statement right away. It took them 10 hours to claim the July 19 Wurzburg, Germany attack and 36 hours to claim the Bastille Day Nice, France attack.
The bombing comes hours after a refugee from Syria killed a woman and injured two others with a cleaver attack near Stuttgart, Germany. German tabloid Bild reports that a man attacked a woman of Polish descent, believed to be pregnant, at a restaurant in the city center with the weapon.