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Police warn of neo-Nazi terror assassins

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Police warn of neo-Nazi terror assassins
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10:48 CEST+02:00
A secret report from Germany's police warns of neo-Nazi attacks, even assassination attempts, on foreigners, prominent politicians and police officers.

Der Spiegel magazine said on Sunday it had seen the report which said that attacks “should be expected” against foreigners, Jewish institutions and “representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany, such as politicians, public figures, and police officers.”

The paper from the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation, BKA, dated July 2012, warns the attacks could come from individuals or groups, and could include fatal injuries from arson attacks, possibly on refugee hostels, for example. Potential homicides were also included in the nightmare list.

This latest warning came almost a year after revelations that a right-wing extremist cell calling itself the National Socialist Underground (NSU), was responsible for killing nine men of Turkish and Greek origin and a police officer.

Increased pressure from the investigation against the NSU could provoke new attacks, according to the report. If backed in a corner, the right-wing extremists could “want to prove their own ability to act with violence.”

Such a possibility has led investigators to study the case of Anders Breivik in Norway, the right-wing extremist who was convicted of killing 77 people in July 2011.

Two other current investigations are being led into the suspected founding of right-wing terrorist groups, Spiegel cites from the report.

The far-right scene has a not inconsiderable stock of weapons and ammunition, the report said.

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