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Germany: Suspected arson attack on Berlin mosque investigated01:18

Germany: Suspected arson attack on Berlin mosque investigated

Germany, Berlin
August 12, 2014 at 05:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

Heavy police presence could be seen on Tuesday at the site of a Berlin Mosque, Mevlana Mosque, which was set on fire late on Monday. Fire services were alerted at around 22:51 (20:51 GMT) of the blaze on Kreuzberg’s Skalitzer Strasse. It took one hour for 60 members of the city's fire service to put the fire out.

A police spokeswoman said on Tuesday morning that authorities are investigating whether the fire was politically motivated. The cause of the fire has not yet been verified.

There are no reports of casualties.

Germany: Suspected arson attack on Berlin mosque investigated01:18
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Heavy police presence could be seen on Tuesday at the site of a Berlin Mosque, Mevlana Mosque, which was set on fire late on Monday. Fire services were alerted at around 22:51 (20:51 GMT) of the blaze on Kreuzberg’s Skalitzer Strasse. It took one hour for 60 members of the city's fire service to put the fire out.

A police spokeswoman said on Tuesday morning that authorities are investigating whether the fire was politically motivated. The cause of the fire has not yet been verified.

There are no reports of casualties.

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