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Germany: Homes of suspected far-right extremists raided

BERLIN 

German police raided the homes of suspected far-right extremists in six provinces, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

The raids were held in Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Lower Saxony, North-Rheine Westphalia, Rheinland-Palatinate and Saxony Anhalt to arrest 13 people.

According to a written statement by the federal prosecutor’s office, an investigation was carried out into five people who were suspected for establishing a far-right terror group, and eight others, supporting it.

No arrests were made so far, it noted.

As part of the investigation, the five suspects were found to have established a terror group in September 2019 to undermine the state and social order.

The terror group aims to create a “civil-war like conditions” in the country by carrying out attacks against politicians, refugees and Muslims, the statement said.

It also noted that Friday’s raids were made to clarify suspicions and whether the suspects were supplying weapons and other tools for attacks.

*Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak

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