Police deployed in Bavaria amid report of explosion

BERLIN (AP) – German police say they have deployed officers near a refugee accommodation center and a branch of the country’s office for asylum-seekers amid reports of an explosion.

Local broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk reported, without citing sources, that a suitcase containing several spray cans blew up near the refugee center in Zirndorf, outside the city of Nuremberg.

There was no word on any injuries.

Police told news agency dpa they couldn’t confirm or deny that report.

The area is in northern Bavaria, which has seen two attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in the past 10 days.

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