Sweden: No breakthrough for police after mosque fire – no traces of accelerant found so far

Police in central Sweden have yet to make any arrests following a fire at a mosque on Christmas Day, which left several people hurt.

The incident took place in Eskilstuna and a witness claimed to see a person throwing a burning object, suspected to be a bottle of petrol, at the mosque before it exploded into flames.

However, despite questioning more than 50 people over the past three days police have yet to identify a suspect and are unable to confirm whether the fire was even started on purpose.

“Right now we have a dozen people working on this. The barriers remain in place and we are bringing in a fire expert who will give his assessment of what happened.” police spokesman Lars Franzell told the TT news agency.

Among the methods used by the police was to bring in sniffer dogs who could identify flammable liquid potentially thrown at the mosque, but this has yet to yield any results…