A Syrian man blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany, killing himself and injuring 12 others on Sunday during an outdoor festival, police confirmed to NBC News.
The three-day open-air festival was taking place in Ansbach, a city of 40,000 people about 20 miles southwest of Nuremberg in Bavaria. The blast occurred just two days after a gunman killed nine people at a mall in Munich.
Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister in Bavaria, said at a news conference Monday morning that three of the wounded were in serious condition but that none of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening.
Herrmann said it remained to be determined whether the explosion was related to terrorism, but because the man wore a backpack carrying explosives and metal projectiles capable of hurting many people, "we must assume that it was not purely a suicide."