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Swedish mosque set on fire in suspected case of arson; five people injured

  • A mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna was set on fire by a suspected arsonist on 25 December, as per the media reports. When the fire broke out, around 20 people were attending mid-day prayers inside a residential building, which serves as a mosque. Five people have suffered burns and they are undergoing treatment. According to a witness, an anonymous person threw an object through the window of the mosque, which led to violent fire. Although police are treating it as a case of arson, they are yet to make any arrests.