Hamburger Morgenpost, a German newspaper that reprinted Charlie Hebdo cartoons, firebombed in overnight attack

German police arrested two suspects in connection with an arson attack on a Hamburg newspaper that reprinted cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad from the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo.

The assailants threw stones and an incendiary device into a basement window of the Hamburger Morgenpost’s building, the city’s police department said in a statement. The newspaper said on its website the arson attack destroyed several files in its archive.

No one was hurt in the attack, which the tabloid said took place after 2 a.m. Sunday. The two suspects are male, aged 35 and 39. The police are continuing to investigate the incident.

News organizations across Europe published the controversial Muhammad cartoons on their front pages following the deadly attack last Wednesday on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Three connected terror attacks in the city, including at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery, claimed 17 victims.

With files from the Associated Press

German police arrested two suspects in connection with an arson attack on a Hamburg newspaper that reprinted cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad from the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo.

The assailants threw stones and an incendiary device into a basement window of the Hamburger Morgenpost’s building, the city’s police department said in a statement. The newspaper said on its website the arson attack destroyed several files in its archive.

No one was hurt in the attack, which the tabloid said took place after 2 a.m. Sunday. The two suspects are male, aged 35 and 39. The police are continuing to investigate the incident.

News organizations across Europe published the controversial Muhammad cartoons on their front pages following the deadly attack last Wednesday on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Three connected terror attacks in the city, including at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery, claimed 17 victims.

With files from the Associated Press

Source:: Hamburger Morgenpost, a German newspaper that reprinted Charlie Hebdo cartoons, firebombed in overnight attack

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