Incident Summary:

07/24/2016: An assailant detonated an explosive device outside a music festival in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany. The assailant was killed and at least 15 people were injured in the blast. The assailant, identified as Muhammad Daleel, had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Daleel's connection to ISIL could not be confirmed.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Ansbach Open Music Festival
Specific Description Music Festival
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosives-laden backpack was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Terror Investigation: Germany Attackers Had Contact with Suspected IS Members," Spiegel Online, August 5, 2016.
"Another attack in Germany," The Hindu, July 26, 2016.
"Suicide bomber in Germany pledged loyalty to militant group," San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 2016.