EUROPEAN ESCALATION: Furious German throws hand grenade at muslim ‘refugee’ center in southern town
A hand grenade failed to detonate when it was hurled at a refugee home in Germany in the early hours of Friday morning.
The attack was a significant escalation in the violence against asylum seekers and could have caused deaths and serious injuries had it exploded.
A weapons specialist was deployed to detonate the grenade at the asylum centre in Villingen-Schwenningen in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg.
Police warned two months ago that the spiking levels of hatred against refugees was driving a spike in membership of far right groups committed to terrorist levels of violence against migrants.
In the past year firebombs have been used against refugee accommodations, stones hurled at windows, paint smeared on facades and acid poured in hallways – but this is the first incident of a military weapon being used against them.
Police in the Black Forest town where the grenade attack took place said they had no clues so far who was behind it.
‘I think we can say for sure the perpetrators did not belong to the local ‘Refugees Welcome’ group,’ said local police spokesman Thomas Kalmbach.
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