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3 arrested in Swedish synagogue arson attack after Trump’s Jerusalem decision

AP
Published Dec 10, 2017, 5:19 pm IST
Updated Dec 10, 2017, 5:19 pm IST
No one was injured in the attack late Saturday during a youth event at the synagogue.
 Witness Allan Stutzinsky told the TT news agency he saw a dozen masked youths who threw objects into the garden surrounding the synagogue. (Photo: File/Representational)
  Witness Allan Stutzinsky told the TT news agency he saw a dozen masked youths who threw objects into the garden surrounding the synagogue. (Photo: File/Representational)

Helsinki: Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

No one was injured in the attack late Saturday during a youth event at the synagogue and the adjacent Jewish center in Sweden's second-largest city. Gothenburg police spokesman Peter Nordengard said Sunday it is being investigated as an attempted arson. No injuries were reported.

 

Read: Sweden: Men hurl firebombs at synagogue after Trump’s Jerusalem move

Officials have increased security around the synagogue and at a Jewish center in capital of Stockholm.

Witness Allan Stutzinsky told the TT news agency he saw a dozen masked youths who threw objects into the garden surrounding the synagogue.

Demonstrations have taken place in Stockholm and Malmo in the past week over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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