German police say refugee influx poses security risk

Migrants rest before passing Austrian-German border in AchleitenGermany’s police chief has said that the uncontrolled influx of refugees into the country posed a domestic security threat as more than 8,000 streamed over the Austrian border to Bavaria on Wednesday alone. Germany is struggling to cope with the arrival of an expected 800,000 to 1 million migrants this year, many from war zones in the Middle East, and officials are openly worrying about a potential rise in right-wing radicalism amongst Germans. “The security situation is getting worse with the growing numbers of refugees,” Holger Muench, head of the BKA federal police, told weekly magazine Focus.

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