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Police raid home of German soldier suspected of plotting far-right terror attack

POLICE in north-east Germany raided premises linked to a soldier suspected of planning a far-right attack, state broadcaster ARD reported on Monday.

The soldier was stationed at a barracks in the town of Neubrandenburg.

Defence Ministry officials confirmed that the suspect had been under investigation by German intelligence services over suspected links to far-right extremist groups.

Last week more than 250 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found during a raid on a home south of Hamburg in Lower Saxony.

Police confirmed that the man was believed to have been planning a right-wing terror attack “because of the circumstances” of the discovery.

Right-wing extremism is becoming an increasing cause for concern in Germany.

In July the discovery of far-right chat groups involving members of the German military and security services was made public.

Shocking details of police and military infiltration by extremists plotting a violent uprising were reported in the New York Times following a year-long investigation.

Last year a regional politician from Angela Merkel’s party was shot dead on his doorstep by two suspected far-right extremists.

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