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German church burned

POUCE investigating an arson attack on a Protestant church in Husum believe the incident may be linked to an attack on a Catholic church in Lubeck in May.

The fire, which was started in the early hours of 15 June, destroyed the altar of Christus Church in Husum and caused damage totalling L44,000. The police are linking the crime with a neo-Nazi group. A pamphlet with extreme rightist messages, printed in Gothic script, was pinned to the door. It is the second attack this month. On 4 June a church in Altona was burned; investigators found Nazi slogans painted on the walls.

Police believe the latest attack is in retaliation for the arrest, earlier this month, of a suspect for the arson attack on the Catholic church of St Vicelius in Lubeck. The Churches have been involved in securing asylum for refugees, sparking the action of the extremists.




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