An explosion has been reported near a reception centre for migrants in Zirndorf, Germany.A suitcase believed to have been filled with aerosols exploded outside the centre in Bavaria, according to local media. The BR24 news website reported witnesses as saying several men ran away from the scene after the blast.
Pictures of the scene appeared to show debris from the explosion in an alleyway. Bavarian Police confirmed a “detonation incident”. There were no immediate reports of injuries and armed police are on the scene.
The explosion came just days after a Syrian with suspected links to Islamic State blew himself up near a bar in Ansbach, also in Bavaria.
Germany had already seen nine people killed in a shopping centre shooting spree in Munich on Friday and four passengers on a train and a passer-by wounded in an axe attack in Wuerzburg on July 18.