Suspected bomber diestrying to blow up ethnic Turk

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12 August 2005, BARBING, GERMANY - German police discovered four bombs Friday, just hours after the suspected bomber was killed in an explosion as he tried to rig a bomb to the car of an ethnic Turk.

12 August 2005

BARBING, GERMANY - German police discovered four bombs Friday, just hours after the suspected bomber was killed in an explosion as he tried to rig a bomb to the car of an ethnic Turk.

Police, who ruled out any terrorist motive, safely detonated two bombs they found on a terrace outside the small-town home of the intended victim, a 66-year-old Turkish-born German national.

The incident happened in the small town of Barbing, about 110 kilometres north of the southern German city of Munich.

Police declined to release the name of a 67-year-old man who blew himself up overnight as he was planting another device. Police said his identity had not been 100 percent established.

Hours later, police searched the suspect's Munich apartment and found two pipe bombs in a garage behind the building. More than 1,000 persons were evacuated at different localities as the search for bombs proceeded, and cordons were thrown up round the sites.

Bavarian state police said they were still studying whether racism had been an element in the attack.

DPA

Subject: German news

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