Germany expands anti-terror squad GSG 9

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Source: DW

Germany’s elite police squad GSG 9, which deals with terrorist attacks, is to become significantly larger and will set up a second base in Berlin….

GSG 9 (which stands for Grenzschutzgruppe 9, or literally “Border protection group”) was created as a direct consequence of the kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics that year, when the police’s handling of the event received much criticism.

GSG 9 is used both in Germany and abroad for special operations against terrorism and organized crime. Last August, GSG 9 officers carried out a series of searches in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania against a suspected far-right terrorist network.

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