Unknown perpetrators targeted the Islamic Cultural Association of Kungalv, a cultural center also used as a mosque, in an arson attack in the Swedish southwestern city of Gothenburg, according to local media reports.
The Islamic Cultural Association of Kungalv, a cultural center also used as a mosque, in the Swedish southwestern city of Gothenburg, was set ablaze by unknown arsonists on Tuesday, media reported.
Unknown perpetrators targeted the center in
an arson attack at about 2 a.m. local time (01:00 GMT), the Turkish
Daily Sabah newspaper reported.
though a fire crew had successfully extinguished the flames, the damage
caused by the fire resulted in a financial loss for the center, the
According to the news
outlet, the building was used as an office for the Union of European
Turkish Democrats (UETD) before the union gave it to the cultural center
two months ago.
This was not the only
incident that took place in Sweden that night. Riots erupted in the
Stockholm’s Rinkeby district, which has one of the city’s highest
immigrant populations. Rioters set fire to cars and looted local stores.