Headlines in Brief: Training flights suspended at Laage air base following collision. Federal prosecutor charges 8 members from ‘Revolution Chemnitz.’

Following the collision of two Eurofighter jets in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany’s military has suspended training flights from the Laage air base near Rostock for the time being. Also, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports Germany’s federal prosecutor has brought charges against eight members of "Revolution Chemnitz,” an alleged right-wing terror group. Read more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.

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The Bundeswehr, Germany’s military, has suspended training flights from the Laage air base near Rostock for the time being. This comes after the collision on Monday of two Eurofighter jets in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

One pilot was killed, the other is in the hospital. The incident is being investigated.

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The Süddeutsche Zeitung reports Germany’s federal prosecutor has brought charges against eight members of “Revolution Chemnitz,” an alleged right-wing terrorism group. Investigators suspect the eight men wanted to carry out deadly attacks, including provoking a civil war-like uprising in Berlin on October 3, last year.

According to reporting from the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the far-right extremists wanted to stage the attacks to appear as if they had been carried out by left-wing groups. Members of “Revolution Chemnitz” were allegedly in the process of acquiring firearms when they were arrested.

 

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