Explosion injures 3 at Sikh temple in western Germany

Berlin, Apr 16: The German police said three people have been injured in an apparently deliberate explosion at a Sikh temple in the western city of Essen.

A spokesman for Essen police told The Associated Press that a masked person is reported to have fled the scene shortly after the blast at 7 pm on Saturday. Spokesman Lars Lindemann said the explosion was "quite violent," blowing out several windows.


One of the injured was said to be in a serious condition. Lindemann says police are working on the assumption that the explosion was caused deliberately but that there are no indications it was a terrorist incident. He says the temple had hosted a wedding earlier in the day and those injured are believed to have been among the guests.


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