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Germany: Arson attack at Hamburg paper that ran Charlie Hebdo cartoons00:39

Germany: Arson attack at Hamburg paper that ran Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Germany, Hamburg
January 11, 2015 at 02:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Hamburg based newspaper that had republished Charlie Hebdo cartoons was targeted in an arson attack on Sunday morning. Hamburger Morgenpost was attacked by culprits who allegedly threw stones and incendiary material into the archive department of the office. No one was inside the building by the time. The newspaper had ran three Charlie Hebdo cartoons in its latest issue, with the headline "This much freedom must be possible!"

Police have arrested two youths in connection with the incident, which is currently being investigated by state security.

The incident comes days after gunmen stormed the HQ of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Monday, leaving 12 people dead.

A police woman was killed on Thursday and four people were shot dead in a kosher grocery store on Friday in connection with the attack.

Germany: Arson attack at Hamburg paper that ran Charlie Hebdo cartoons00:39
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A Hamburg based newspaper that had republished Charlie Hebdo cartoons was targeted in an arson attack on Sunday morning. Hamburger Morgenpost was attacked by culprits who allegedly threw stones and incendiary material into the archive department of the office. No one was inside the building by the time. The newspaper had ran three Charlie Hebdo cartoons in its latest issue, with the headline "This much freedom must be possible!"

Police have arrested two youths in connection with the incident, which is currently being investigated by state security.

The incident comes days after gunmen stormed the HQ of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Monday, leaving 12 people dead.

A police woman was killed on Thursday and four people were shot dead in a kosher grocery store on Friday in connection with the attack.

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