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Dec 26, 2014 12:58 PM

Suspected arsonist sets mosque ablaze in Sweden, injuring 5

The Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) Police in Sweden say one mosque has been vandalized and a second mosque in the same town set ablaze by a suspected arsonist, leaving at least five people injured.

Police said Friday the two attacks in the central Swedish town of Eskilstuna took place within hours of each other Thursday and early Friday.

They said 20 people were inside the mosque when the blaze broke out. Two of the injured were treated for smoke inhalation, while the others had minor injuries.

Police spokesman Lars Franzell said a witness had seen someone throwing an object through the window of the mosque.

Franzell said an unidentified passer-by had also broken a window of another mosque and damaged nearby cars.


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