Swedish police make arrest in arson probe into Shi'ite mosque fire | Reuters

STOCKHOLM Swedish authorities arrested a man brought in for questioning about possible arson on Monday after a fire damaged a Shi'ite mosque on the outskirts of Stockholm overnight, a police statement said.Nobody was injured in the fire in the Jarfalla suburb of the Swedish capital.

Police said the man had been placed under arrest but gave no further information. It did not identify the suspect.

Swedish authorities are wary of possible reprisals after a man rammed a hijacked beer truck into a busy downtown pedestrian mall last month, killing five people. An Uzbek whose asylum request was rejected is being held as the main suspect.

Islamic State, a radical Sunni group that has targeted Shi'ites in several countries, claimed responsibility for a fire last year at a small Shi'ite mosque in Malmo in southern Sweden.The main suspect in the case was accused on terrorism charges but has been acquitted. (Reporting by Niklas Pollard; Editing by Tom Heneghan)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: May 01, 2017 22:02 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See