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'Anti-Semitic' motive suspected in arson attack on politician's home

Emergency services at the scene of the fire early on Tuesday morning. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Published: 10.Oct.2018 16:09 hrs

A Jewish rights group has said that a fire affecting a politician's house in southern Sweden was likely a deliberate "anti-Semitic attack" and followed threats and harassment of local public figures with a Jewish background.

Police were called to a fire at a private property in Lund, owned by a local politician, shortly after 2am on Tuesday morning. Police later said that several people in the same row of terraced homes had been evacuated but no one had been injured in the fire.

The Jewish Community of Malmö chairman Fredrik Sieradzki told The Local that the property owner had previously received anti-Semitic threats.

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