Friday, January 29, 2016

Grenade Is Thrown into German Refugee Shelter; Police:It Was "Just Luck" Grenade Didn't Explode

A hand grenade was thrown into a refugee shelter in Germany overnight, as officials said attacks against asylum seekers in the country hit a new level of hate and violence, the Independent (British) website reports today (January 29, 2016).

Police in the southern town of Villingen-Schwenningen said it was "just luck" that the grenade did not explode when it landed at 1:15 a.m.

Around 20 asylum seekers were sleeping inside the building at the time and were evacuated while a bomb squad destroyed the grenade in a controlled explosion.

Heiko Maas, the German justice minister, said the attack represented a new level of "hate and violence" that must be addressed by local and federal authorities.

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