BERLIN - German lawmakers are grilling members of the country's intelligence agencies to try and determine how a small neo-Nazi group stayed off their radar for years, killing nine immigrants and a policewoman before finally being caught.
Questioning is centered on why documents related to the case were destroyed shortly after the lid blew in November on the National Socialist Underground group and federal prosecutors asked other agencies to hand over information on the case.
The parliamentary committee opened its Thursday session behind closed doors, questioning a section head in the country's domestic intelligence agency identified only as "M" who was responsible for destroying the seven files. Those documented efforts to recruit informants in another far-right organization.
The committee has already determined no members of the NSU were among the agency's informants.
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