Two Birmingham mosques attacked with catapults

_103037642_de42Source: BBC News

Worshippers feared “someone with a gun” was attacking one of two mosques targeted with ball bearing catapults.

Masjid Qamarul Islam, Birmingham, came under attack at 22:00 BST on Wednesday and Al-Hijrah mosque half-a-mile away was targeted 20 minutes later.

It comes days after a man was arrested on suspicion of terror offences in London but police said the motive for the attacks on the mosques was unclear.

Imam Usman Hussain said people were “frightened” as windows were smashed.

West Midlands Police said the attacks were being treated as hate crimes and were thought to be linked.

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