‘Commander’ of Feuerkrieg far-right terror group unmasked by police as Estonian boy, 13

Youngster founded network, shared bomb-making tips and encouraged attacks on major cities

Colin Drury
Thursday 30 April 2020 14:49 BST

He called himself “Commander” and led a ferocious far-right terrorist group in which members from 15 countries across Europe shared bomb-making advice and planned attacks on major cities.

But when police in Estonia tracked down the head of the so-called Feuerkrieg Division – “fire war network” – he was not quite what they were expecting.

He was 13 years old.

The youngster, who founded the group and was responsible for recruitment, is now being held by authorities.

Under Estonian law, his age means he cannot be identified or prosecuted. Other legal measures will be used to ensure he is not a risk to the public, officials told the country’s Eesti Ekspress newspaper.

It is understood the members of the 70-strong group did not realise they were being led by a schoolboy.

The online organisation was considered a potential danger by authorities due to the zeal of its members.

Internal logs showed they went by names such as Heydrich, discussed attacks on cities including London, and posed for pictures alongside rifles and copies of Mein Kampf. “We kill anyone who gets in our way,” was a central tenet of the group, which has now disbanded.

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