Germany opens center to fight far-right extremism

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Posted: Dec 16, 2011 7:28 AM
Germany opens center to fight far-right extremism

German authorities say a new center that brings together representatives of state police and intelligence services to coordinate better the fight against far-right extremism is up and running.

Security officials decided to form the center after it emerged in November that a small group of neo-Nazis had been able to kill at least nine people across the country over several years and evade detection.

The center that opened Friday includes representatives of the 16 states' separate intelligence and police forces.

They're expected to share information daily on cases, tips, new analyses and anything else that might be of use.

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Police have been rounding up people connected with the group of neo-Nazis since the founders died in an apparent murder-suicide last month.