Arson attack

Durban mosque petrol bombed

A case of arson was registered at the Durban police station following an arson attack on the Faizane Mariam Masjid on Monday morning. It is suspected that the attackers poured petrol on the building and fled the scene after setting it alight. Images on social media showed the inside of[…]

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Police suspect arson after Corsica Mosque

Corsica mosque experience serious damages overnight to Sunday in what prosecutors said was likely to have been a deliberate arson attack. The masjid that is the largest prayer hall in the French capital experienced no  injuries during the fire. Police suspected criminal involvement after discovering that there were two separate sources of fire inside[…]

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Metrorail on high alert in Cape Town

Metrorail has stepped up security and has warned of delays on trains in Cape Town following vandalism and arson incidents over the past week. SA police, Metrorail Protection Services and other law enforcement officials will be on high alert on Monday and monitor the situation, Metrorail said. Measures have been[…]

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Arson attack on bus kills 7 in Bangladesh

Unidentified attackers threw petrol bombs on a packed passenger bus, leaving at least seven people dead and 16 others injured early Tuesday amid a nationwide general strike enforced by an opposition alliance calling for new elections in Bangladesh. Local police chief Uttam Chakrabarty said the pre-dawn attack took place in[…]

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Arson attack at German paper after cartoon reprint

The offices of a German newspaper in Hamburg that reprinted Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the prophet Mohammed was hit by an arson attack early Sunday, police said. Unidentified assailants threw stones and an incendiary device at the Hamburger Morgenpost around 2 am (0100 GMT). Police in the northern German port[…]

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Open Mosque targeted in arson attack

The Open Mosque in Wynberg was the target of an arson attack on Friday night. According to police, at approximately 1:00am, they received an anonymous tip off of a fire at the former warehouse building in Lester Street, Wynberg. The area was cordoned off as fire fighters doused the flames.[…]

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