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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 September, 2003, 17:02 GMT 18:02 UK
German 'neo-Nazi plot' investigated
Munich police chief shows seized material
Munich police seized weapons, TNT and Nazi literature
German police say they have foiled a possible neo-Nazi bomb plot by arresting five people and seizing weapons and explosives in a series of raids.

Three suspected far-right militants - including a woman - were arrested at a flat in Munich on Tuesday, according to officials.

Police also say they found hand grenades, pistols, and enough TNT to blow up a building, at various locations in the city.

Two other men allegedly linked to the Munich suspects were arrested in the eastern states of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The raids were carried out after an investigation triggered by the arrest in July of another suspected far-right militant, who police believe is a member of the same group.

They add that the group could be involved in an apparent attempt to bomb Dresden railway station in June, when explosives were found in an abandoned suitcase.

At the time police said the device had been planted by either neo-Nazis or Muslim radicals.


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