Three Syrian migrants have been injured in a fight with two Afghans in an asylum centre in the city of Mühlhausen in central Germany.
Local paper Göttinger Tageblatt reports that the three Syrians, aged 15, 30 and 37, were physically attacked by their two Afghan roommates until security services intervened.
When the police initially arrived, around 80 angry migrants gathered round and tried to free the Afghans. Eventually, soldiers from the German army had to intervene and crowd disbanded.
The suspects have been taken into police custody.
Breitbart London reported yesterday that an 18-year-old Sierra Leonean migrant was taken to hospital after being stabbed repeatedly by a 19-year-old Somali in an asylum centre in the Bavarian town of Abensberg.
Last week there were also reports violence at centres in the city of Hamburg, where two migrants aged 16 and 17 attacked and injured two security guards with a foot grate.
In a separate incident, a 14-year-old migrant needed hospital treatment after injuring his foot in another attack on security staff. He had reportedly threatened them with a toilet seat and an antenna.
Despite the rising levels of violence, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to back European nations building border fences, saying that such a move could lead to a war on the Balkans.
Speaking at a conference in Darmstadt, the embattled Chancellor said that fences, such as those along the Hungarian border with Serbia, “will build up fault lines” between states.
“I don’t want to it to happen that military conflict is once again necessary there [in the Balkans],” Mrs. Merkel said, referring to the bloody Balkan War in the 1990s.
She also reiterated her commitment to keeping Germany’s borders open, saying: “Germany will help all people who are looking for protection from wars and persecution.”
Bavaria’s minister-president, Horst Seehofer, whose party is in permanent coalition with Mrs. Merkel’s, is becoming increasingly frustrated with the Chancellor as his state bears the brunt of Germany’s open-door policy.
His proposal to process asylum applications before migrants cross into Germany has so far been roundly rejected by Sigmar Gabriel, Mrs. Merkel’s other coalition partner.