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Folders with investigation documents stand are seen in the hearing room of a parliamentary enquiry committee in Berlin. REUTERS photo

Folders with investigation documents stand are seen in the hearing room of a parliamentary enquiry committee in Berlin. REUTERS photo

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has reportedly shredded more files relating to a neo-Nazi cell, in the latest failure of the German authorities probing the neo-Nazi murders.

German TV broadcaster ARD has claimed that the domestic intelligence agency, the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), continued to shred files about the far-right group calling itself the National Socialist Underground (NSU), after November 2011. The BfV announced that seven files had been destroyed on two separate occasions. It has been also claimed that other directors of the BfV have been informed via email that files have been destroyed.

Germany has been hit by series of resignations after it was revealed that files had been destroyed. The third resignation in less than 10 days has added to the authorities’ embarrassment about the NSU, which is suspected of killing eight Turkish men and a Greek between 2000 and 2006 and a policewoman in 2007, in attacks across the country.

July/13/2012

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