x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Islamic centre attacked with Molotov cocktails in New York

Authorities say they are investigating four fire attacks in New York City, including one at an Islamic centre.

NEW YORK // Authorities say they are investigating four fire attacks in New York City, including one at an Islamic centre.

Police said three of the attacks Sunday night in the New York Borough of Queens involved Molotov cocktails. There were no injuries.

In the first attack, a bottle was thrown at a counter in a bodega at 8pm.

Ten minutes later, a nearby house was possibly set on fire. It took firefighters 40 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

At 8.44pm, a bottle was thrown at the Imam Al Khoei Foundation building. Only a door of the Shiite mosque was damaged.

The last attack, at 10.14pm, was on a private house used for Hindu worship services. Police said two bottles were thrown but did not explode.

Police are investigating the attacks as hate crimes.