German investigators have exposed a cell of neo-Nazis in the armed forces of the country. About this newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine.
The impetus for the beginning of the investigation was the incident with the military personnel of the Bundeswehr: it received the certificate of the refugee, and then tried to commit a terrorist act to worsen the attitude of society to migrants. Guards found a gun that the man hid in the Vienna airport and then caught the criminal.
Police also arrested five of his accomplices and raided the barracks in the municipality of Illkirch-Graffenstaden in the North-East of France. There they found a crate of assault rifles, which are painted a swastika and a poster with soldiers of the Wehrmacht in time of national socialism. On the wall were the letters HH (abbreviation of the German Nazi greeting “Heil Hitler”).
Because of the investigation, the Minister of defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen has canceled a planned visit to the United States and convened a meeting of army commanders. She plans to travel to Illkirch-Graffenstaden to control the situation on the ground.
According to German intelligence, in 2011 the armed forces of Germany recorded 725 cases of probable activity of right-wing extremists.