BERLIN (AP) – An explosion outside an office of the far-right Alternative for Germany party in an eastern town has damaged windows and doors in the building, drawing condemnation from a senior regional official. No one was hurt.
Police told news agency dpa that an unknown substance exploded on Thursday evening outside the office in Doebeln, in Saxony state — a stronghold of the party, known by its German acronym AfD, which entered the national parliament in 2017. Authorities were looking into the cause and possible motives.
Saxony’s Deputy Governor, centre-left Social Democrat Martin Dulig, tweeted yesterday that there is no justification for what happened, adding that “this attack helps AfD and damages democracy”. Saxony holds a state election in September.