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Police: Man commits suicide with bomb after family feud in a German village

  • A police woman passes a destroyed police car near Homberg  Germany, Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. German police say a man injured several  people and killed himself in front of his family home by using explosives to blow himself up. Police spokesman Thomas Rodemer said the 49-year-old, whose identity was not revealed in line with German privacy law, left his home in Homberg  on Sunday after a family fight, drove away with his car and blew himself up in the car upon his return home.  Several people including family members, neighbors and two police officers who had been called to settle the family argument were slightly injured by the debris from the explosion. Neighboring homes were also damaged.   (AP Photo/dpa,Boris Roessler)

    A police woman passes a destroyed police car near Homberg Germany, Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. German police say a man injured several people and killed himself in front of his family home by using explosives to blow himself up. Police spokesman Thomas Rodemer said the 49-year-old, whose identity was not revealed in line with German privacy law, left his home in Homberg on Sunday after a family fight, drove away with his car and blew himself up in the car upon his return home. Several people including family members, neighbors and two police officers who had been called to settle the family argument were slightly injured by the debris from the explosion. Neighboring homes were also damaged. (AP Photo/dpa,Boris Roessler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cars stand next to a destroyed house in Homberg , Germany, Sunday Nov. 16, 2014.  German police say a man injured several  people and killed himself in front of his family home by using explosives to blow himself up. Police spokesman Thomas Rodemer said the 49-year-old, whose identity was not revealed in line with German privacy law, left his home in Homberg  on Sunday after a family fight, drove away with his car and blew himself up in the car upon his return home.  Several people including family members, neighbors and two police officers who had been called to settle the family argument were slightly injured by the debris from the explosion. Neighboring homes were also damaged.  (AP Photo/dpa,Boris Roessler)

    Cars stand next to a destroyed house in Homberg , Germany, Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. German police say a man injured several people and killed himself in front of his family home by using explosives to blow himself up. Police spokesman Thomas Rodemer said the 49-year-old, whose identity was not revealed in line with German privacy law, left his home in Homberg on Sunday after a family fight, drove away with his car and blew himself up in the car upon his return home. Several people including family members, neighbors and two police officers who had been called to settle the family argument were slightly injured by the debris from the explosion. Neighboring homes were also damaged. (AP Photo/dpa,Boris Roessler)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a man angered by a family feud has set off explosives outside his house in Germany, killing himself and wounding seven people in a small village.

Police spokesman Thomas Rodemer said that following an argument inside his home in Homberg village in Hesse state, the 49-year-old man drove away in his car, then returned and blew himself up inside the vehicle parked outside the house.

The seven people slightly wounded by debris from the explosion included family members, neighbors and two police officers who had been called to settle the family argument. The blast also damaged neighboring homes.

Rodemer said the bomber had a license to use explosives and that police are investigating the case.

The man's name was not released in keeping with Germany's privacy law.