Germany says 18 asylum seekers involved in Cologne violence

January 8, 2016 11:13 AM

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Germany says 18 asylum seekers involved in Cologne violence

BERLIN Asylum seekers were among those involved in the violence on New Year's Eve in Cologne, the German interior ministry said on Friday.

Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate told a news conference that federal police had identified 31 people by name who played a role in the violence, 18 of whom were in the process of seeking asylum in Germany.

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