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Explosion near AfD's office in Germany damages building but no one injured


Devdiscourse News Desk berlin Germany
Updated: 04-01-2019 16:10 IST
Explosion near AfD's office in Germany damages building but no one injured

Police told news agency dpa that an unknown substance exploded Thursday evening outside the office in Doebeln, in Saxony state. (Image Credit: Twitter)

An explosion outside an office of the far-right Alternative for Germany party in an eastern town has damaged windows and doors in the building, drawing condemnation from a senior regional official. No one was hurt. Police told news agency dpa that an unknown substance exploded Thursday evening outside the office in Doebeln, in Saxony state — a stronghold of the party, known by its German acronym AfD, which entered the national parliament in 2017. Authorities were looking into the cause and possible motives.

Saxony's deputy governor, center-left Social Democrat Martin Dulig, tweeted Friday that there is no justification for what happened, adding that "this attack helps AfD and damages democracy." Saxony holds a state election in September.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Germany

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