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Police suspect neo-Nazis of Reichstag attack

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Police suspect neo-Nazis of Reichstag attack
An investigator gives a sniffer dog the scent of an object found at the scene. Photo: DPA
11:07 CEST+02:00
Investigators believe a Molotov cocktail thrown at the Reichstag building in Berlin early on Monday morning was the work of a far-right group, a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The link to political extremism means that the case will now be handed over to the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany's domestic security agency.

A flyer from a neo-Nazi group was found at the Paul-Löbe-Allee entrance to the parliament building where a Molotov cocktail was thrown at around 2am.

Investigators are examining similarities with an attack on the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) headquarters near Berlin's Tiergarten on August 25th, the Berliner Morgenpost reported.

As in the Reichstag attack, a bottle filled with flammable liquid was thrown at the entrance but burned itself out without the fire spreading or injuring anyone.

SEE ALSO: German paper targeted by neo-Nazis

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