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Germany's top state prosecutor on Monday took control of an investigation into a suspected plot to assassinate a xenophobic politician by Islamist extremists.

Police last Wednesday foiled an attempt to murder Markus Beisicht, head of the anti-Muslim far-right Pro NRW party by arresting four suspects from across the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

Due to the politically charged nature of the case, Germany's federal prosecutors on Monday said they would be leading the probe into what they called "a homegrown terrorist group with radical-Islamist leanings."


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