Germany: Authorities Must Probe Cologne Assault Links

January 10, 2016 12:33 PM

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BERLIN — Germany's justice minister says authorities need to quickly determine whether a string of New Year's Eve sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne may be linked to similar offenses in other cities.

Authorities and witnesses say the attackers were among about 1,000 men gathered at Cologne's central train station, some of whom broke off into small groups that groped and robbed women.

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