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Germany dismantles far-right cell planning to attack parliament

BERLIN, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The German police announced on Wednesday that it had dismantled a far-right terror cell, which planned to attack the Bundestag (parliament) and commit various acts of violence.
A statement by the police indicated that operations were carried out against 130 real-estate properties and warehouses in several state, resulting in the arrest of 25 members of the Reichsbuerger (Reich Citizens).
The German police's intelligence and the public prosecution had issued warrants for 52 individuals, the biggest bust operation against far-right groups in modern German history.
Some 3,000 officers were involved in the operations resulting also in the confiscation of weaponry and documents implicating the arrestees.
According to the police, the terror cell was plotting since November 2021 to attack the Bundestag and also create chaos in the country with the end goal of toppling the federal government.
The Reichsbuerger denies the existence of Germany's post-WW2 Federal Republic. (end) anj.gta