One dead, 10 injured in explosion near Nuremberg, Germany – police

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BERLIN One person was killed and 10 were injured in an explosion that occurred late on Sunday in Ansbach, near the German city of Nuremberg, a police spokesman said.

The spokesman had no immediate information on the cause of the blast, which followed the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old gunman in Munich on Friday. It was first reported at 10:12 p.m. CET (2012 GMT).

A spokesman for the Bavarian Interior Ministry said it was unclear if the blast was accidental or intentional. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann was being briefed about the incident, the spokesman said.

The Nuernberger Nachrichten newspaper reported that the blast occurred at a restaurant in Ansbach.

Germany’s NTV television reported that officials suspected the explosion was caused by a gas leak. It said a nearby music festival had been cancelled for the evening.

(Reporting by Thomas Krumenacker and Joern Poltz; writing by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Chris Reese and Alan Crosby)