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Germany: African migrants injured in gang attack near far-right venue

African migrants in Germany: Two Guineans were injured, one of them critically, in an apparent racially-motivated attack near a known far-right hangout in the central German city of Erfurt. Twelve German nationals were arrested but later freed.

German police called for witnesses on Saturday after three African migrants were targeted in a “xenophobic” attack overnight in the central German city of Erfurt.

Two Guinean nationals received medical care in a hospital after the incident, and one of them remains in critical condition, police said.

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African migrants in Germany:

The group of three migrants was allegedly attacked by up to 12 German nationals while passing through a housing estate, near a “building known to the police” for being a venue often used by far-right extremists.

“With the immediate deployment of [police] forces, suspects were detained,” authorities said. 

On Sunday, those arrested were released without charge.

Investigators assume the attackers are either members or sympathizers of the extreme right party Der III. Weg (The Third Way), Germany’s DPA news agency reported citing sources in law enforcement.

Source: DW