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    Several shelters, which were supposed to accommodate refugees, were set on fire in Sweden overnight, local media reported Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Boras Tidning media outlet, three buildings in Satila locality of Sweden's Mark Municipality were empty at the moment. Up to 150 asylum seekers were expected to be housed there.

    Refugees sleep outside the entrance of the Swedish Migration Agency's arrival center for asylum seekers at Jagersro in Malmo, Sweden, early November 20, 2015
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    Police have cordoned off the site and consider the incident as arson.

    Police technicians are due to conduct an investigation into the incident later on Saturday or Sunday.

    According to media reports, another arson attack took place at a secondary school in Klippan in southern Sweden, which was expected to accommodate unaccompanied refugee children.

    In 2015, Sweden received over 160,000 asylum applications, the highest per capita index in Europe, according to the local migration authority.

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