Germany’s populist Alternative For Germany (AfD) had its office in Saxon Chub bombed in a suspected act of left-wing terrorism. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the attack although significant damage was done to the office building and promotional material caught fire following the explosion. The attack in Chub was the fourth within five days on AfD targets in Saxony.
Parliamentary elections are due to be held in September of this year in Saxony. Since 2014, 80 attacks have taken place on the offices and private homes of AfD members. Most of the attacks took place in 2015 but in the run-up to the elections it looks likely that there is the potential for a wave of left-wing violence targeting the AfD.
The Chairman of the Saxon AfD Association, Jörg Urban, described the attack as “terrorism” and called on the Attorney General to take over the investigation.
He added: “The left-wing violence in Saxony getting worse.”
Following an intense manhunt, three suspects, 29, 32, and 50-year-old men had been arrested and charged.