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250 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition seized from ‘far-right sympathiser’ in Germany
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Police in Germany have seized about 250 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from a suspected far-right sympathiser.

Officers in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony said the weapons were found in the Seevetal area, just south of Hamburg, during a search on Friday evening.

In a short police statement on Saturday, investigators said that "due to the overall circumstances", they assumed the man was "right-wing".

It added that the search was conducted "on the basis of security against the suspicion of a violation of the Weapons Act and the War Weapons Control Act".

It continued: "In addition to long, short and war weapons, several thousand rounds of ammunition were also seized.

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"Due to the ongoing investigations, no additional information can currently be given on the matter."

Far-right violence has caused increasing concern in Germany over recent years.

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