Charles Michel after suicide attack in Germany: We need to remain united against hate crimes

The Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel reacted on Twitter against the suicide attack in Ansbach in Bavaria in southern Germany on Sunday evening (24 July). The attack injured 12 persons, whereof 3 in serious condition, and took the life of the perpetrator.

He asked to “remain strong and united against hate crimes” even if “the wounds will take time to heal”.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders also expressed his solidarity with Germany. “Bavaria once again struck.  I express our solidarity and support to victims as the German people,” he communicated shortly before 6 am on Monday morning.

A Syrian refugee, 27, exploded a bomb around 22 pm on Sunday evening at a restaurant after having been denied access to a music festival in the Bavarian town Ansbach.

According to the German authorities his asylum application had been rejected but he was allowed to stay in the country because of the war in Syria. He had received psychiatric treatment because of previous suicide attempts.

The Bavarian interior minister Joachim Hermann said it unfortunately looks like an “Islamic suicide attack”.

The Brussels Times (Source: Belga)

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