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Syrian bomber was denied asylum:officials

12:44pm IST - 01:16

The Syrian born man who exploded a backpack bomb in southern Germany on Sunday had been denied asylum. Julie Noce reports.

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Officials say a 27 year-old Syrian man who was killed after setting off a bomb in southern Germany on Sunday night had been denied asylum in the country after arriving two years ago. At least 12 people were wounded in the blast - three seriously- that happened outside a restaurant near an outdoor music festival. Some 2000 people attending the festival were evacuated. Sunday evening's blast came after another Syrian refugee was arrested for killing a pregnant woman with a machete in southwestern Germany earlier in the day. Last week a Pakistan refugee wounded five people in an axe attack... and on Friday, a German born teenager fatally shot nine people in Munich. Joachim Herrmann, the region's interior minister, said the focus now is to calm a country on edge and keep them safe. (SOUNDBITE)(German) BAVARIAN INTERIOR MINISTER JOACHIM HERRMANN, SAYING: "I think there are a lot of people who are really worried at the moment, who are scared, and we need to do everything so that people can live in our country without being scared." Herrmann said it's unclear whether the bomber had wanted to kill other people, along with himself. The bomber had apparently tried to commit suicide twice in the past. AMC

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Syrian bomber was denied asylum:officials

12:44pm IST - 01:16