Seven arrested in neo-Nazi crackdown in Germany

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28 November 2006, Munich (dpa) - Police said they detained seven neo-Nazis and seized a quantity of weapons during a series of raids in southern Germany on Tuesday. Some 55 guns, including a submachine-gun, were confiscated during the crackdown in the Bavarian city of Rosenheim. A total of 370 police took part in the search operation, which targeted 15 different buildings and came after months of investigations. Police said the suspects had not been planning any attacks, but had used the weapons "to show o

28 November 2006

Munich (dpa) - Police said they detained seven neo-Nazis and seized a quantity of weapons during a series of raids in southern Germany on Tuesday.

Some 55 guns, including a submachine-gun, were confiscated during the crackdown in the Bavarian city of Rosenheim.

A total of 370 police took part in the search operation, which targeted 15 different buildings and came after months of investigations.

Police said the suspects had not been planning any attacks, but had used the weapons "to show off" to extreme right-wing associates.

Four of those detained faced charges of forming a criminal organization and violating gun-control laws, police said.

Neo-Nazis have been blamed for a series of attacks in Germany, including weekend assaults on a leftist municipal politician in Berlin and a man of Tunisian origin at Lahr near the border with France.

Far-right parties hold seats in the parliaments of four of Germany's 16 federal states, including three in the former Communist east of the country.

DPA

Subject: German news

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