Several German Army Wolf-class vehicles were damaged or destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the city of Leipzig on December 31.
The police said it received an emergency call about a fire at a car dealership at around 10:00 pm. According to local reports, a total of seven vehicles have been affected by the fire.
The Criminal Investigation Department is collecting evidence and the investigation has been taken over by the State Criminal Police Office (LKA).
LKA said it has indications that the arson attack could have a possible political motivation. Leipzig has a strong radical left community that has clashed with police and authorities in the past. Radical left members destroyed 16 German Army vehicles in Havelberg, near Berlin, in 2013.
The damaged vehicles belong to the Wolf-class of predominantly unarmored all-terrain vehicles that can carry up to four people. The vehicle is used throughout the German armed forces in various versions. The “short open” version is the most commonly used.