According to AP, a German official says a Syrian who blew himself up in southern Germany, wounding 12 people, was to be deported to Bulgaria.
An interior ministry spokesman says Syrians can't be deported directly to Syria because of the situation there.
The spokesman, Tobias Plate, said he could not say "at this moment why the deportation" of the 27-year-old failed asylum seeker didn't happen. It was not clear when he was supposed to be deported.
The man blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach after being turned away from an open-air music festival.
Regional police spokeswoman Elke Schoenwald says the 27-year-old Syrian man had also twice before attempted suicide.
A team of 30 investigators are interviewing the man's acquaintances and examining evidence collected from his home at a nearby asylum-seeker shelter.
Schoenwald said the unnamed man's asylum application had been rejected a year ago, but he had been given temporary permission to remain in Germany.
An emergency response coordinator says paramedics working at a music festival in Ansbach were quick to react to the blast that killed the attacker and wounded 12 people in the Bavarian town late Sunday.
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