Crime

Police suspect mosque fire was arson

The fire which damaged a building sometimes used as a mosque in Vänersborg, north of Gothenburg, was most likely started on purpose, according to police.

Police received a call around 9 pm and the fire was under control four hours later. The main damage to the building was caused by smoke and water leaks but police have no suspects so far, Swedish Radio News reports.

This isn’t the first time the building, which is owned by an Islamic culture association, are attacked. In the summer of 2010 someone had started a fire in a storage room separate from the main building.

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