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Copenhagen buses burned in ‘anti-Israel attack’

Copenhagen buses burned in ‘anti-Israel attack’

COPENHAGEN: Four buses were destroyed and a fifth was vandalized in a pre-dawn fire with anti-Israel graffiti at a bus depot here on Friday.Investigator Jens Moeller Jensen said police suspected arson and were investigating possible links to a decision last week by city transit officials to remove bus ads by a pro-Palestinian group calling for a boycott of Israeli goods.

He said “there could be a political motive. We consider this one theory ... but we cannot link it to anything for now”.

The buses were parked for the night at a depot in northern Copenhagen. Photo­graphs from the scene showed the badly charred buses surrounded by firefighting foam.

Moeller Jensen said no one was injured and police had no suspects.

Published in Dawn, May 9th, 2015

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