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Neo-Nazis may be behind 2003 murder attempt

The Local · 7 Jan 2012, 10:27

Published: 07 Jan 2012 10:27 GMT+01:00

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State criminal authorities are looking into whether the National Socialist Underground (NSU) attempted to kill a Duisburg man in December 2003, the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) reported Saturday. Prosecutors confirmed that the state Office of Criminal Investigation was investigating the matter.

In the Duisburg murder attempt, the perpetrators had positioned a gun near the restaurateur's car and rigged it with a wire connected to the vehicle. When the man sat down in the driver’s seat, it triggered the weapon, which went off, shattered the car’s window and seriously injured the victim in the shoulder.

He was with a friend, who drove him to a hospital, WAZ reported.

The Zwickau-based NSU was uncovered last November when two of it key members were found dead of apparent suicides and a third leader, Beate Zschäpe, turned herself in to police. Several others have since been arrested.

In addition to 10 murders, the group has also been accused of 14 bank robberies and two attacks involving explosives. Additionally it is suspected in the killing of a rabbi in Switzerland.

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Your comments about this article

12:10 January 7, 2012 by auslanderus
So why has this group been banned, caught of whats left and put in jail? Again the goverment fails it's people in protecting it. Shamefull!!!!
13:08 January 7, 2012 by JohnnesKönig
Who writes this garbage?

"Neo Nazis may be behind 2003 murder attempt"

"may be responsible..."

It might have been the CIA or Die Stasi!
09:27 January 8, 2012 by nemo999
Sine it appears that some are just throwing out name how about the The Tonton Macoutes, or Sendero Luminoso , or Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia
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