A harrowing Neo-Nazi plot to kill dozens of enemies on a day of violence branded “Day X” has reportedly been uncovered in Germany.
Intelligence agencies discovered that far-right fanatics had ordered 200 body bags and drawn up a chilling list of 25,000 names of addresses of targets.
They had also obtained quicksand – with the intention of disposing of bodies, intelligence chiefs believe.
An elite state police officer was among 30 members of a terror group named Nordkreuz, according to reports in Germany.
The group – one of many far-right extremist groups across the country – had used police computers to identify targets.
Former police officers and soldiers were plotting “Day X” with “great intensity”, according to sources within the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) – Germany’s domestic intelligence agency.
Dirk Friedriszik, a lawmaker in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, told the New York Times: “I fear we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg.”
He warned that far-right extremists were well established in the army and police.
He continued: “All this talk of Day X can seem like pure fantasy. But if you look closer, you can see how quickly it turns into serious planning — and plotting.”
Group members deny plotting to kill their targets, but transcripts obtained by the New York Times show one told investigators in 2017: “People were to be gathered and murdered.”
German newspaper RND said the revelations came to light when a report was submitted to the Bundestag’s intelligence-gathering oversight commission.
Three members of the group are under investigation after a police machine gun was allegedly stolen, along with 10,000 rounds of ammunition.
At the end of last week, the BfV said it was aware of 24,100 right-wing extremists in Germany — with 12,700 branded “violence-oriented”, DW reports.
Politician Martin Dulig, economy minister and head of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the state of Saxony, told Die Welt newspaper that someone had sent a fake rifle to his home.
He said: “I get threatened and insulted every day, like many other politicians and citizens who work to support our humane society and our democracy.
“I do not make most of these threats public … but this has been aimed at my family.”