Two homemade bombs exploded in the German city of Dresden, no one was injured, reports Reuters referring to the statement of the head of the Dresden police the Horst Kretschmar. Both incidents happened on Monday evening, September 26.
The first explosion occurred at 21:53 local time (22:53 GMT) near one of the mosques. According to police, the explosion in the mosque was the Imam, his wife and their children. None of them was hurt, but the building was damaged – the blast blew out the door.
A second explosion occurred about half an hour later at 22:19. At this time, the device exploded near the International Convention center. Part of the guests of the Congress centre and bar at the adjacent hotel was evacuated.
During the inspection of both the incident scene the police found the remains of improvised explosive devices. According to Kretchmar, both attacks are linked. Despite the fact that no one has yet claimed responsibility for the bombings, the police said that the criminals had xenophobic motives. “We also see the connection with the celebration of German unity Day the following weekend,” said Kretchmar.