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Two Afghans Detained on Suspicion of Killing Man in East Germany: Police

KOETHEN, Germany — A 22-year-old German man died overnight in the eastern town of Koethen and two Afghans have been detained on suspicion of killing him, the police and the public prosecutor’s office said on Sunday.

The police and the public prosecutor’s office said in a short statement: “Two Afghans were provisionally detained on suspicion of homicide … The reasons for, and concrete circumstances of, the incident are not yet known.”

News of the death followed the killing of another German man in the city of Chemnitz, southeast of Koethen, for which two asylum seekers – a Syrian and an Iraqi – were arrested.

The most violent right-wing protests in decades followed the Aug. 26 killing in Chemnitz. At dusk in Koethen, both far-right and left-wing protesters began assembling to demonstrate.

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