Without speculating as to the identity of today's attackers, Sachsen-Anhalt has a significant right-wing extremism problem, intensified by events last year in the neighbouring federal German state of Sachsen.
Riots in the city of Chemnitz during which right-wing extremists coordinated 'foreigner hunts' through smartphone apps, have left simmering unresolved tensions.
Officers have 'NRW' for Nordrhein-Westfalen on their helmets - that's how far away police were brought in from.
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