Three killed by neo-Nazis since 2001: government

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14 November 2005, BERLIN - Three people have been killed by neo-Nazis in Germany since 2001, the government said Monday in a statement.

14 November 2005

BERLIN - Three people have been killed by neo-Nazis in Germany since 2001, the government said Monday in a statement.

Two of those killed were victims of attacks in the eastern state of Brandenburg, said the statement published by the federal parliament.

Brandenburg, which is hard-hit economically, last year had by far the highest level of neo-Nazi crime on a per capita basis, according to a separate report by the Verfassungsschutz, Germany's domestic security agency.

The third person killed by neo-Nazis was in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, said the statement

There were a further 32 cases of attempted murder by neo-Nazis for the period from January 2001 through June 2005, said the government.

The Verfassungsschutz says there are about 41,000 right-wing extremists in Germany - out of a total population of 82 million.

An estimated 3,800 of these are hard-core neo-Nazi streetfighters prepared to use violence, the agency said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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