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Breakthrough in Germany's "Doner murders" case

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Breakthrough in Germany's "Doner murders" case


German investigators say they have found evidence of a neo-nazi terrorist cell in a burned out house and caravan. And they believe the group was linked to the so-called “doner murders” of foreign-born food vendors in the last decade.

They have named three suspects who they say were all known members of neo-nazi groups. The bodies of the first two – both men – were found in the caravan while a woman is under arrest.

Federal Prosecutor Rainer Griesbaum explained officers had discovered several propaganda DVDs, some of which were ready to be posted to news agencies and Islamic culture centres.

Police think the house in Zwickau was torched to destroy evidence, including a pistol allegedly used in the doner murders and the service weapon of Policewoman Michele Kiesewetter.

The 22-year-old was shot dead in a fairground in Heilbronn in 2007.

But questions are also being asked as to how a neo-nazi cell, which should have been under close surveillance, managed to slip under the radar for so many years.

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