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Isis says Syrian bomber in Bavaria one of its 'soldiers'

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Isis says Syrian bomber in Bavaria one of its 'soldiers'
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17:42 CEST+02:00
The Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up outside a music festival in Germany was a "soldier" of the Isis, the jihadist-linked Amaq news agency said on Monday.

It quoted an "insider source" as saying Sunday's attacker in the southern city of Ansbach who wounded 15 people "was a soldier of the Islamic State" who had acted "in response to calls to target nations in the coalition fighting" Isis.

German authorities have identified the assailant as a 27-year-old failed Syrian asylum seeker, and said he had made a video pledging allegiance to the jihadist group.

The attack was the third in a week to rock Germany, after a shooting rampage in a Munich shopping centre killed nine people and an axe attack on a train wounded four.

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