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Germany: Bremen refugee centre set ablaze with Molotov cocktails02:05

Germany: Bremen refugee centre set ablaze with Molotov cocktails

Germany, Bremen
September 20, 2016 at 10:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

A refugee centre in Bremen's district of Huchting was set ablaze, early on Tuesday, allegedly using Molotov cocktails. No injuries have been reported.

"Around 01:45, the fire department as well as police were informed about a fire at Obervielander Strasse. Later it turned out that there was a planned but still inhabited refugee accommodation centre or so-called 'container village," Bremen Police spokesperson, Ines Roddewig, told journalists.

Roddewig continued: "Unidentified persons set the centre on fire. As a result of the fire, four containers completely burned and 12 others were damaged."

There have been over 600 attacks on refugee shelters in Germany in 2016 alone, most of which have been committed by far-right groups, according to a recent police report.

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A refugee centre in Bremen's district of Huchting was set ablaze, early on Tuesday, allegedly using Molotov cocktails. No injuries have been reported.

"Around 01:45, the fire department as well as police were informed about a fire at Obervielander Strasse. Later it turned out that there was a planned but still inhabited refugee accommodation centre or so-called 'container village," Bremen Police spokesperson, Ines Roddewig, told journalists.

Roddewig continued: "Unidentified persons set the centre on fire. As a result of the fire, four containers completely burned and 12 others were damaged."

There have been over 600 attacks on refugee shelters in Germany in 2016 alone, most of which have been committed by far-right groups, according to a recent police report.

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