‘Unfortunately, I think it was most likely an Islamist-backed terrorist act. The apparent intention to kill large number of people points at the connection with Islamists’, Joachim Hermann said in the interview with the German press.
According to him, the 27-year-old Syrian national blew himself up near the venue of music festival Ansbach Open 2016. His backpack was filled with explosives and metal projectiles that could have killed many people. Previously, the local Prosecutor’s office said the attacker’s motives were unclear.