Police searched apartments and offices run by leftist groups in cities across the country Wednesday on suspicion they were planning "terrorist" attacks against next month's Group of Eight summit.
"The militant extreme left groups and their members are suspected of having founded a terrorist group, or of being members of such an organization, with the specific goal of staging fire bombings and other violent attacks in order to disrupt or prevent the upcoming G-8 summit in Heiligendamm," federal prosecutors said in a statement.
Prosecutors said they were investigating more than 18 individuals suspected of organizing a terrorist group.
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