Germany saw 40 percent rise in far-right violence last year

June 28, 2016 1:56 PM

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BERLIN – The number of crimes committed by far-right extremists rose by more than 40 percent in Germany last year.

An annual report by Germany's domestic intelligence agency recorded 1,408 violent crimes by far-right extremists in 2015. That compares with 990 such crimes the previous year.

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