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Germany: 2 men from Guinea hurt in racist assault

Posted August 1, 2020 11:59 a.m. EDT

— Two men from Guinea were hurt, one of them seriously, in what appears to have been a racist assault in an eastern German city, police said Saturday. Twelve suspected perpetrators were detained.

Police in Erfurt said three Guineans were assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 Germans shortly after 3 a.m. near a meeting point for the far-right scene in a housing estate, news agency dpa reported. They described it as a “xenophobic assault.”

Two of the Guinean men were hurt, one seriously, and police said his condition had been considered critical. They were taken to a hospital.

It wasn't immediately clear whether weapons or any other objects were used in the assault.

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