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Unknown assailants fire upon base of SPD party led by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Unknown assailants fire upon base of SPD party led by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Photo: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Getty Images)

A few weeks before the regional elections in Saxony, unknown individuals shelled the headquarters of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's SPD party, BILD reports.

The Social Democrats' office in Saxony is located in the old town of Dresden, near the local parliament on the Elbe River.

The incident occurred at the end of June, when police discovered bullet holes in the windows on the third floor, although this information has only recently been made public.

"According to the investigation results, the damage may have been caused by firearms. However, the actual bullets have not yet been found," said a police representative.

Law enforcement officials have indicated that the holes in the glass correspond to a caliber of about five millimeters. The investigation into the incident has been taken over by Germany's domestic security service.

"The fact that a political motive for such a crime cannot be ruled out at this time has prompted us to consider additional security measures. But one thing is clear: we will not be intimidated under any circumstances," said Henning Homann, leader of the SPD in Saxony.

Earlier in May, it was reported that German SPD candidate for the European Parliament, Matthias Eck, was attacked in Dresden. Reports indicated that Eck was assaulted by a group of unknown individuals while he was putting up campaign posters on a city street.

A 17-year-old teenager confessed to the attack on Eck. The day after the assault, he voluntarily came to the police station in Dresden accompanied by his mother.