Police remain on the scene of a blast in southern Germany after a Syrian refugee detonated a bomb killing himself. Julie Noce reports.
Police in Ansbach Germany on Monday search the scene of a blast after a 27-year-old Syrian refugee exploded a bomb in a backpack the night before. At least 12 people were wounded in the attack... the bomber was killed. Residents in the Bavarian town are surprised and concerned. It's a shame when people go out with their families and this happens, one person said. Of course nobody expected it... it's catastrophic. How could something happen here? another person asked. Next weekend I wanted to go to a festival in Nuremberg, but now I don't' think I will. The bomber lived here at a hotel that had been turned into a shelter for asylum seekers. He had been denied asylum but was not facing deportation because of the ongoing civil war in Syria. The incident, the fourth in a week in Germany, will no doubt call into question Chancellor Angela Merkel's open door refugee policy under which more than a million migrants have entered the country in the past year.