Donald Trump's Jerusalem fallout: Three people arrested for fire-bomb attack in Swedish synagogue

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

A view of a site where a synagogue was attacked in Gothenburg, Sweden. AP

A view of a site where a synagogue was attacked in Gothenburg, Sweden. AP

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. Goteborg police spokesman Peter Nordengard said on Sunday that it is being investigated as an attempted arson. No injuries were reported.

Officials have increased security around the synagogue and at a Jewish center in the 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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Updated Date: Dec 10, 2017 16:57 PM

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