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Germany

Police Foil Bomb Attack by Neo-Nazis

Police in Munich have prevented a planned bomb attack by Neo-Nazis. Munich Police Vice President Jens Viering said on Wednesday officials had seized a bag with 1.7 kilograms of TNT and 12 kilograms of "suspicious explosive material" in the south of the city and arrested six suspects in Munich, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It remains unclear whether the planned attack was related to the discovery in June of an suitcase laden with explosives in the main railway station in Dresden. Among those arrested was 27-year-old far-right extremist Martin Wiese, the head of the Munich Neo-Nazi group "Comradeship South," whose friends had attempted to kill a Greek passerby on the fringes of Wiese’s birthday party in 2001. Police discovered two firearms, several knives, a balaclava, an axe and propaganda material in Wiese’s apartment.