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The attacker has not been named or described but the strong implication is that he is a nationalist.

Deutsche Welle:

The conservative mayor of Altena in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia was rushed to hospital Monday evening after being slashed with a knife in a local kebab shop.

One of those who came to Hollstein’s aid was also reportedly injured.

Andreas Hollstein, a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has since left the hospital, according to local media outlets. He reportedly suffered minor injuries to his throat.

A 56-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder.


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62.6° N
14.8° W
30.2° E
40.1° N


Altena, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).