A man wearing a kippah head covering was hit in the face and neck multiple times in the eastern German city of Magdeburg in an attack that police assume had an antisemitic motive.
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The man suffered slight injuries to his face.
According to German police, one man, who was part of a group, had first attempted to take the 22-year-old's kippah by force on Wednesday afternoon in the city center. The suspect hit the victim, an Iranian man from Magdeburg, until someone saw him, prompting the group to flee.
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Police are looking for a group of four or five men between the ages of 18 and 25, as well as witnesses as part of investigations.