Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim ‘terror’ group

Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim ‘terror’ group

German police have arrested four people accused of belonging to a far-right “terror” organisation that acquired explosives for attacks on Muslims and refugee homes, the federal prosecutor’s office says. 

“In the search, pyrotechnics with large explosive power and further pieces of evidence were confiscated,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. 

“To what extent the suspects had set targets or dates for attacks will be the subject of further investigation.” 

The four suspects, three men and a 22-year-old woman identified only as Denise Vanessa G., are accused of starting a “far-right terrorist organisation” with a larger group of people last November calling itself Oldschool Society. 

Two of the accused, named as 56-year-old Andreas H. and Markus W., 39, are believed to be the ringleaders, using the titles “president” and “vice president”. 

The fourth suspect was listed as 47-year-old Olaf O. All are German citizens, prosecutors said.

“According to the findings to date, the aim of the organisation was to mount in smaller groups attacks on well-known Salafists, mosques and hostels for asylum seekers in Germany,” the prosecutors based in the south-western city of Karlsruhe said. 

The four were arrested based on warrants issued on Tuesday by a federal judge on charges of founding a terrorist organisation.

About 250 officers from special units of police forces in five states and the federal police searched the homes of the four accused as well as those of five other suspects.

The investigation was launched based on information gleaned by agents from the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Germany’s domestic security watchdog, the prosecutors said.
AFP

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