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>> This is the man who blew himself up at a music festival in Germany. A Bulgarian TV station, claiming they interviewed 27 year old Mohammad Daleel in 2013. The Syrian's bungled suicide bomb attack in Bavaria on Sunday was just days before he was due to be deported back to Bulgaria.
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He failed to get past ticket collectors to the large crowds, and had to set off the detonator by the entrance. His heavy backpack, full of explosives and shrapnel, failed to go off. Reuters Joseph Nasr in Berlin explains what we know about him so far.>> A mixed picture is emerging of Mohammad Daleel, the suicide bomber who tried to commit mass murder by blowing up a bomb at a bar in Bavaria.
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Neighbors who live across the street from the hotel where he lived with other asylum seekers, and the asylum seekers who lived with him in the hotel described him as a quiet, friendly man who smiled, and who just wanted to get by with his life and find a job here in Germany.
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But on the on the other hand, what we're getting from the security officials from what they found in his flat or the bomb material, what they found on his laptop, Islamic State propaganda, and a video on his mobile phone whereby he pledges allegiance to Islamic State are painting a totally different picture of the quiet and smiling man.
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>> His psychotherapist says he was a friendly man, but with suicidal tendencies, traumatized by what happened in Syria. It's not known whether Daleel came to Europe intending to carry out an attack, or was radicalized while in the west. The motivation, also unclear, ideology, mental illness, or a combination of both.
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Regardless, with a spate of attacks in Germany this month, fear over the country's open door policy for migrants likely to get ever stronger.