The Social Democratic Party (SPD) want Germany's internal intelligence agency to spy on the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), documents seen by news magazine Spiegel show.

As well as wanting the Verfassungschutz, Germany's equivalent to MI5, to spy on the AfD, the SPD faction in the national parliament also want the to keep tabs on Dresden anti-Islam movement Pegida, an internal party document shows.

"In the future, dangerous far right trends in the AfD and groups like Pegida must be put under the observation of the security services," the paper states.

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