'My personal view is that I unfortunately think it's very likely this really was an Islamist suicide attack.'
'The obvious intention to kill more people indicates an Islamist connection,' he addedPolice are today guarding the Syrian's home in Ansbach, as it emerged he had been refused asylum but still allowed to stay in Germany to avoid returning to his home country. A hearse containing his remains left the scene of the bombing at dawn this morning.
The terror attack came as Germany remains on high alert in the wake of three other violent attacks across the country in just one week.
Bavaria Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the man had tried to commit suicide twice before last night's bombing but didn't succeed.
Today there are calls for an inquiry into how the bomber was able to assemble the explosives needed for a terror attack and whether he had links to any terrorist group.
After the explosion, the music festival was cancelled, with thousands of attendees evacuated after it was revealed that the man carrying the bomb in his backpack was denied entry to the festival in the minutes before the blast.
Source: Daily Mail.