Investigation widens into neo-Nazi terror trio
Investigators believe a suspected far right terror cell allegedly involved in a German policewoman’s killing may be linked to other unsolved crimes with anti-Semitic or racist motives.
According to information obtained by the Neue Rhur/Neue Rhein Zeitung, the crimes now being looked into include a nail bomb attack on a Cologne street predominantly inhabited by Turkish people in 2004 and an attack on a group of Russian Jewish immigrants at a Düsseldorf train station in 2000.
German investigators have already linked the policewoman’s 2007 slaying as well as a series of previously unsolved killings of nine foreign-born food vendors and shop-owners, nicknamed the “döner murders,” to the suspected neo-Nazi terrorist cell.
On Friday, federal prosecutors took over the investigation that was launched after two men killed themselves following a botched bank robbery in the city of Eisenach. Investigators searching their flat in Zwickau, Saxony found the guns used in the series of killings.