Birmingham mosque attacks probed by counter-terrorism officers

190321112240-02-birmingham-mosque-attack-exlarge-169Source: CNN
BY Mathew Robinson


Counter-terrorism police have launched an investigation after five mosques in the British city of Birmingham were attacked on Thursday.


West Midlands Police first responded to reports of a man smashing the windows of a mosque in the north of the central English city with a sledgehammer at 2:32 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene they discovered the attack had taken place some time earlier.
In less than an hour, police were subsequently called to reports of a similar attack on a mosque nearby, and officers then began patrols around two other places of worship, where they discovered further damage.

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