Volkswagen says German prosecutors search its headquarters

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Volkswagen said on Wednesday that prosecutors were searching offices at the carmaker's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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The search of offices of Europe's biggest automotive group coincide with a raid by Munich prosecutors at Volkswagen's (VW) luxury carmaker Audi.

A spokesman for VW declined to give further details.

(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Maria Sheahan)