Two dead, 17 injured in Florida club shooting; 12 injured in suicide bombing at Germany music festival

Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 00:00

At least two people have died and 17 others were injured after several gunmen opened fire in the car park of a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida. 

Club Blu was said to have been hosting a teen night when the shooting take place, at roughly 12.30am. 

Terrified youngsters were forced to "dodge cars and bullets" as they sprinted to safety, the mother of one girl who escaped uninjured said. 

It comes two weeks after a lone gunman shot dead 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 

Meanwhile, a A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago, died when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria.

It is the fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week.

Police said 12 people were wounded, including three seriously, in the attack in Ansbach, a small town of 40,000 people southwest of Nuremberg that is also home to a US army base.

The incident will fuel growing public unease surrounding Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy, under which more than a million migrants have entered Germany over the past year, many fleeing wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

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