Bulgarian Mosque attacked, fire extinguished

The "Friday Mosque" in Plovdiv was attacked and set on fire by an unknown assailant.

Bulgarian Mosque attacked, fire extinguished

World Bulletin / News Desk

A fire at the entrance of the Hudavendigar Mosque entrance in the capital of Plovdiv has been extinguished.

In a statement from the police department, the mosque, known as the Friday mosque was targeted by attackers and attempted by arson. Eyewitnesses at the mosque entrance said that the attacker spilt fuel, and fled the scene after starting a fire. The fire was extinguished and the attacker was caught by police when trying to take fuel at a nearby petrol station.

Plovdiv District Prosecutor Office spokesman Galina Andreeva did not name the attacker, and said that he would be charged with damaging historical and cultural property as well as fuel theft.

Last Mod: 07 Ocak 2015, 16:53
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