German extremists admit beating Africans, police say

Two right-wing extremists have confessed to beating up two Africans in the west of Germany, police said Monday as investigations continued into other racist attacks.

German extremists admit beating Africans, police say
Two right-wing extremists have confessed to beating up two Africans in the west of Germany, police said Monday as investigations continued into other racist attacks.

The pair was arrested on Friday after a Sudanese and an Egyptian were attacked after a wine festival in the village of Guntersblum, near the town of Mainz.

A police spokesman said the assailants admitted their involvement in the attack, which put the Sudanese in hospital for several days, but denied hitting him on the head with a bottle.

The incident occurred on the same evening as eight Indians were attacked and chased through the streets of Muegeln after a local festival in the town in Germany's former communist east.

In another attack on Friday, a 36-year-old Iraqi was beaten with a baseball bat and racially abused by a man who set his dog on him at a tram stop in the eastern city of Magdeburg.

Police in the city said Monday they were looking for a suspected right-wing extremist in connection with the assault, but had so far not made any arrests.

In another incident on Friday evening, a mob of about 40 young men went on the rampage at a fair in the eastern town of Buetzow, smashing stalls and pelting police with bottles.

Police said members of the local right-wing scene were involved in the rampage, which also targeted a snack bar operated by a Pakistani who has lived in the town since 2002.

"I was afraid for my life," Mahmood Saqib told Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

DPA
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