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German far-right lawmaker seriously injured in attack

IANS  |  Berlin 

German far-right was seriously injured following an alleged politically motivated attack by a group of masked men in city, party officials said on Tuesday.

Magnitz, Alternative for Germany's (AfD) in and a member of Parliament, the Bundestag, was assaulted on Monday by three masked men who allegedly knocked the unconscious with a block of wood before kicking him in the head.

"We wish a speedy and full recovery and hope that those responsible for this cowardly and unjustifiable attack will be caught as quickly as possible and punished accordingly," AfD said in a statement on

The statement was accompanied by a photo of Magnitz lying on a hospital bed with a severe gash to the forehead and a swollen eye.

The party thanked a for coming to his aid and said Magnitz was attacked immediately after he left a New Year reception in Bremen's Kunsthalle art museum.

The AfD, an anti-immigration, far-right outfit, became Germany's third political force in the 2017

Last week an AfD office in the eastern town of Döbeln was damaged in an explosion. No one was hurt.



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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 17:08 IST