Neo-Nazi Cell Scandal Intelligence Agency under Fire for Shredding Files

An official with Germany's domestic intelligence agency apparently shredded files relating to the neo-Nazi Zwickau cell after it became clear that they were responsible for a series of murders. The incident threatens to become a major scandal. Politicians are demanding an explanation from the agency head.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Neo-Nazis carry a banner for the far-right group Thüringer Heimatschutz in a 2001 demonstration in Jena. The files that were destroyed were related to the group.

Neo-Nazis carry a banner for the far-right group Thüringer Heimatschutz in a 2001 demonstration in Jena. The files that were destroyed were related to the group.

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With reporting by Matthias Gebauer and Sven Röbel and material from wire reports.