Hamburg - Tokio Hotel, the band which has garnered 音楽 awards and young-girl adulation round Europe, is being stalked によって a group of girls whose obsession has turned to aggression, according to the group's manager, David Jost, on Sunday.

Mass-circulation German newspaper Bild 発言しました the stalkers were a group of four French women who always disguise themselves in full-face masks または in Islamic-style scarves and called themselves 'Les Afghanes on tour.'

Jost 発言しました a scuffle on Wednesday at a Hamburg, Germany filling station had involved Tom Kaulitz, 19, and one of the stalkers.

Guitarist Kaulitz, whose on-stage head-dress is a peaked キャップ and headband, reportedly hurled a lighted cigarette at the woman, who then stubbed it out on his car windscreen.

The woman, 21, who reportedly suffered a bruise under her eye in the fracas, 発言しました she had been innocently trying to photograph him.

His twin brother Bill, the singer whose androgynous looks and manners are the German band's trademark, was not present.

Jost 発言しました in an e-mail to the German Press Agency dpa that the Kaulitz brothers, their parents and the other two Tokio Hotel men were regularly shifting ホーム in an effort to keep one jump ahead of the masked stalkers, who had been trailing them for months.

'They aren't fans. They are militant stalkers. It's not true fandom any more,' 発言しました Jost.

He 発言しました the Kaulitzes were now filming all the women's approaches, and had complained to police on April 9 about the woman who was later involved in the Hamburg incident.