Islamic State claims responsibility for Ansbach attack

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 U.S. and German flags fly outside 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Headquarters overlooking Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, in April 2016. Americans were not among those injured when an asylum-seeker blew himself up after being denied entry to a music festival in Ansbach late Sunday, July 23, 2016, U.S. Army officials said. 	 Charles Rosemond/U.S. Army
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U.S. and German flags fly outside 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Headquarters overlooking Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, in April 2016. Americans were not among those injured when an asylum-seeker blew himself up after being denied entry to a music festival in Ansbach late Sunday, July 23, 2016, U.S. Army officials said. Charles Rosemond/U.S. Army

Islamic State claims responsibility for Ansbach attack

by: Michael S. Darnell | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 26, 2016
 GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Security on the U.S. Army base in Ansbach was stepped up Monday following a suicide attack in the city over the weekend, with authorities saying the attacker had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.
 
U.S. officials said no Americans were among the injured when a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker blew himself up after being denied entry to a music festival because he didn’t have a ticket.
 
The Bavarian interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, said a video was found on the man’s cell phone in which he professed allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and pledged to take revenge on Germans for killing Muslims.
 
Meanwhile, The Associated Press reported from Beirut on Monday that the militant group had claimed responsibility for the attack.