Islamic State claims responsibility for Ansbach attack
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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.