German spy agency faces shake-up in neo-Nazi case

photo In this Nov. 9, 2011 file picture police search in the debris of a house that was set on fire and partially exploded in Zwickau, eastern Germany. For years, authorities suspected organized crime rather than racist violence; only when two suspected founding members were found dead last November after a botched bank robbery and their house was set on fire by an accomplice, did the so-called National Socialist Underground's activities come to light. Germany's domestic spy agency faces awkward questions and a shake-up after revelations that an official destroyed files related to a neo-Nazi group suspected of killing 10 people, mostly ethnic Turks. The case prompted the government to announce this week that the agency's head for the past 12 years, Heinz Fromm, will take early retirement.