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GERMAN RIGHT-WINGERS ATTACK REFUGEE HOSTELS

Police on Thursday reported fresh attacks by German right-wingers on hostels for asylum-seeking refugees in the western and eastern parts of the country.

They said stone-throwing youths smashed windows at hostels in the eastern states of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.In the Bavarian town of Passau, hooligans also stoned a hostel housing about 80 East Europeans Thursday morning. The right-wingers, who had been chanting racist slogans, fled when local residents came onto the streets.