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Germany leads raids on far-right suspects

July 17, 2013

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say authorities in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland have searched the homes and offices of several people suspected of founding a far-right “terrorist organization.”

Federal prosecutors said no arrests were made during Wednesday’s searches, which targeted six people. They said in a statement that the “Werewolf Commando” group’s aim was apparently to overthrow Germany’s political system and the suspects apparently wanted to carry out terrorist attacks.

But they added that investigations so far haven’t turned up any evidence of plans for any attacks but the group is believed to have developed an encryption program for members to communicate. The searches were aimed at finding information on any plans for attacks.

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