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German police launch neo-Nazi probe into murders

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German police launch neo-Nazi probe into murders


A candlelight vigil has been held in Berlin for 10 victims now thought to have been murdered by a suspected racist neo-Nazi group in the years after German reunification.

On Sunday, police arrested a 37-year old man as evidence increasingly points to an organisation calling themselves the “ National Socialist Underground”.

The group was previously unknown and leading political figures are now concerned that hundreds of people from immigrant backgrounds may have been murdered by right-wing extremists.

With German security fears previously focused on possible left-wing extremists – the racially motivated kebab murders, so called due to the victims’ Turkish origins – have shocked many.

A police search of a burnt out house and a motor home in the eastern German town of Zwickau revealed the bodies of two suspected group members plus two handguns used in the kebab murders.

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