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    Two Suspects Detained After Arson Attack on Turkish Center in Austrian Wels

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    Austrian police detained two suspects who allegedly threw a bottle with a burning highly flammable liquid inside a Turkish cultural center in the northern Austrian city of Wels, according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Austrian police detained two suspects who allegedly tried to set a Turkish cultural center in the northern Austrian city of Wels on fire, local media reported Monday.

    Around 3:20 a.m. local time [01:20 GMT] two alleged attackers made a hole in the center's front window and threw a bottle with a burning highly flammable liquid inside, the Heute newspaper reported. The fire went out shortly afterward without outside intervention, the outlet added.

    The suspects are currently being questioned, their motives remain unknown.

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