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Neo-Nazis may have stolen army TNT

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Neo-Nazis may have stolen army TNT
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Investigators looking into the neo-Nazi terrorist group based in Thuringia are worried that far-right extremists may be in possession of the remaining 38 kilos (83.8 pounds) of TNT stolen from the German army's storage unit in the area.

Authorities have already determined that pipe bombs, found in a garage rented by Beate Zschäpe, were built with TNT stolen in 1991 from the army depot in Großeutersdorf, a small town in Thuringia, according to a report from Bild am Sonntag.

Zschäpe, now in custody, was a member of the so-called National Socialist Underground, a neo-Nazi terror group suspected of murdering at least 10 people.

Investigators now think that the remaining explosives may be in the hands of the neo-Nazis. Federal authorities are investigating whether a nail bomb that exploded in Cologne in 2004 was made with the stolen material.

Andre E., a suspect in the crimes, was asked about this immediately after his arrest on Thursday, but refused to speak, the newspaper said.

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