a tiny group of the far right that was planning to dismantle attacks

Twelve people, all of German nationality, were arrested on Friday as part of an investigation into a far-right group suspected of plotting attacks against "politicians, asylum-seekers and Muslims," ​​said the federal prosecutor's office.

Four of these suspects are suspected of having formed "a far-right terrorist association" while the other eight are said to be ready to provide them with "financial" support or "assistance in obtaining weapons", said the Karlsruhe prosecution in a statement.

"Shaking the order of the state"

The group, formed last September, aimed to "shake the order of the state and society in Germany and ultimately overthrow it", according to the same source.

"Attacks, the concrete arrangements for which have not yet been specified, had to be committed against political leaders, asylum seekers and people of the Muslim faith in order to generate a situation close to civil war," said the official. the prosecution office responsible for terrorism cases.

Earlier, the prosecution had announced searches in 13 locations across five regional states including Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous region in Germany. Five suspects had been identified on this occasion as well as eight people suspected of having given them support.

Far-right terrorism

In order to implement their projects, the suspects met personally several times and in different places, justice said. They also used chats on different messaging services to communicate with each other.

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