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Four arrested after grenade thrown at refugee home

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A senior detective displays models of the M26 grenades, made in former Yugoslavia, used in the attack. Photo: DPA
08:51 CET+01:00
Police arrested four men in southwest Germany late on Tuesday for throwing a hand grenade at a refugee home.

Investigators said that they had ruled out a xenophobic motive for the attack in Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Württemberg, which they believe was directed at the security guards at the home by their competitors.

The grenade was thrown at the container used by the security guards in late January – but failed to explode.

No-one was hurt in the attack, but police said that it was a live grenade.

"Conflicts that exist between the security services active in the Schwarzwald-Baar district could be the cause," a police statement read.

SWAT (SEK) teams were brought in to help beat officers arrest the four men for suspected breaches of weapons control laws.

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Three of the men arrested, aged 23, 27 and 37, are being held in custody while the investigation continues.

SEE ALSO: Man wounded in gun attack on refugee home

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