Thursday Jul 28, 201106:45 AM GMT
German police raid rightists' homes
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:46AM
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German police have confiscated weapons and ammunition in a raid on suspected right-wing extremists in Germany's southern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the prosecutor's office in Stuttgart says.


Some 140 police officers raided the homes of 18 people linked with a group known as "Standarte Wuerrttemberg," seizing arms, ammunition, drugs and computers on Wednesday.

The prosecutor's office said the extremist group, which advocates expelling all foreigners from Germany, has been under investigation since March.

The office added that the investigations were not related to last week's bombing and shooting attacks by a far-right extremist in Norway.

On July 22, a massive bomb explosion rocked government headquarters in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

On the same day, a gunman opened fire on members of the youth wing of Norway's Labor Party on nearby Utoeya Island. At least 76 people were killed in the two separate attacks.

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