A Syrian man detonated a backpack bomb Sunday night in southern Germany, injuring 12 people and killing himself.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the attack seems to be Germany's first suicide bombing in years. The attacker's motivations and possible connections were not immediately clear.
The Associated Press reported a video found on the bomber's phone showed him pledging allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group, citing Joachim Herrmann, Bavaria's top security official.
He was denied asylum in Germany about a year ago but allowed to stay temporarily because of the conflict in Syria. He'd been given accommodations in Ansbach but was facing deportation to Bulgaria.
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