A Syrian suicide bomber – nicknamed ‘Rambo’ – who blew himself up outside a German music festival had pledged allegiance to ISIS, had Islamist videos at his home and had enough chemicals to make another bomb, it has emerged.
The 27-year-old, named locally as Mohammad Daleel, injured 12 people outside a packed wine bar in Ansbach, near Nuremberg at 10pm last night after being turned away from an open-air music festival filled with 2,500 people because he didn’t have a ticket.
Instead he walked to a bar in the centre of Ansbach, a town of 40,000 that is also home to a US Army base, and detonated a DIY bomb filled with metal shavings and screws. It was the fourth violent attack on members of the public in Germany in less than a week and authorities have now ordered increased security at airports and train stations.
Police today raided the Syrian’s home in Ansbach as Germany’s Interior Ministry revealed the attacker – dubbed Rambo by friends at his asylum shelter – had been refused asylum and was due to be deported to Bulgaria.
Bavaria’s top security official Joachim Herrmann said a video has been found on the bomber’s phone showing him pledging allegiance to ISIS. Petrol, chemicals and other materials that could be used to make a bomb were also discovered. Police say he had six Facebook accounts, including one under a false identity.