Right-Wing Extremist Attempt to Attack Refugees in Germany

“13 in Custody in Germany in Possible Plot to Attack Refugees,” by Alison Smale for the New York Times:

The police in Bavaria picked up 13 people and seized a cache of weapons, including detonators, in a series of raids that may have disrupted a suspected plot by right-wing extremists to attack some of the refugees now pouring into Germany, the authorities said on Thursday.

In raids on a dozen homes involving up to 90 police officers on Wednesday, guns, bullets, knives and other weapons were found, the police said in a statement. Detonators and several kilograms’ worth of illegal pyrotechnic devices shipped from Eastern Europe were seized. At least three people suspected of being right-wing extremists were arrested and charged, and 10 others were detained.

The action unfolded in northern Bavaria around the towns of Nuremberg, Erlangen and Bamberg, and followed police surveillance of the 11 men and two women since early 2014, the police and Bamberg state prosecutors said…

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