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German Neo-nazi Charged

Odfried Hepp, the 29-year-old leader of neo-Nazi gang described by police as violent and dangerous, has been charged in Frankfurt with the attempted murder of an American soldier. He is also charged with membership in a terrorist organization.

Hepp was extradited to West Germany from France last January. According to the State Prosecutor, he and others placed explosives under the car of an American soldier in Butzbach, West Germany in December 1982. The soldier was seriously injured.

Hepp’s activities include bank robberies, circulating anti-Semitic propaganda and displaying Nazi symbols, according to police.