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Police claim evidence linking Ansbach bomber to ISIL

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Police claim evidence linking Ansbach bomber to ISIL

<p>The German authorities claim to have found a video in which the suspected Ansbach bomber pledges allegiance to <span class="caps">ISIL</span> militants.</p> <p>The images were reportedly found on the suspect’s mobile phone. The jihadists earlier claimed responsibility for the bombing in which the suspect died and 15 others were wounded.</p> <p>The Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann has warned such attacks could happen anywhere.</p> <p>“We must be prepared. Everyone now feels that we are in a situation where attacks like those in Brussels cannot be ruled out in Germany, whether here in Bavaria or in North Rhine-Westphalia or in Berlin. We must be appropriately equipped for such situations.”</p> <p>The bomber has been identified as a 27-year-old Syrian asylum seeker who was facing deportation to Bulgaria. On searching his room police say they found the same materials as used in his backpack bomb.</p> <p>Police are searching for possible accomplices.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Germany on high alert after series of attacks, including at least two <span class="caps">ISIL</span>-related incidents <a href="https://t.co/XVtYyVWFVB">https://t.co/XVtYyVWFVB</a></p>— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) <a href="https://twitter.com/AJENews/status/757772523157217280">July 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The incident, after three other attacks since July 18 that have left 10 people dead and dozens injured, has fueled growing public unease about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy. More than a million migrants entered Germany over the past year, many fleeing war in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.</p>