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Oktoberfest raise security level after recent attacks

Oktoberfest raise security level after recent attacks

By: Eastern Eye Staff

ORGANISERS of the world’s biggest beer festival, Munich’s Oktoberfest, have raised security after Islamist attacks in Germany last month, including banning rucksacks, introducing security checks at all entrances and erecting fencing. Drawing some six million tourists, the Oktoberfest is a major highlight of the year for residents and visitors alike. This year’s festival runs from September 17 to October 3. However, Bavarians are on edge after militant group Daesh (Islamic State) claimed two attacks in July, one on a train near Wuerzburg and one at a music festival in Ansbach, in which asylum seekers injured 20 people. On top of…

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