A far-right politician in Germany has been left seriously injured following what police are calling a "politically motivated attack".

Frank Magnitz, who leads the local branch of the far-right 'Alternative for Germany' Party, was set upon as he left the office of a local newspaper.

The AFD released a graphic photo of Magnitz's injuries at the hospital on social media, claiming three masked men ambushed him.

Politicians and critics of Magnitz have condemed the attack.

Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane has more from Berlin.

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