Cable ducts of rail signalling equipment were set on fire in the states of Lower Saxony, Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony, police said.
“A political motive in relation to the G20 summit in Hamburg is not ruled out,” they said in an appeal for eyewitnesses.
In all, 12 cases of arson were reported, with the perpetrators believed to have struck between 1 am (2300 GMT) and 4:30 am (0230 GMT).
Services in several locations including the eastern cities of Leipzig and Dresden as well as long-distance lines linking Berlin…
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