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Imam dies in arson attack on Belgian mosque

A sandal is seen in the Reda mosque in Brussels, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. A mosque near Brussels was the target Monday evening of an arson attack in which the imam died, Belgian authorities said late Monday. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
A sandal is seen in the Reda mosque in Brussels, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. A mosque near Brussels was the target Monday evening of an arson attack in which the imam died, Belgian authorities said late Monday. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)Yves Logghe / AP

Reuters reports from BrusselsA man threw a petrol bomb through the window of a mosque west of Brussels on Monday, killing the imam and injuring a second person, Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure reported.

The newspaper quoted police as saying a suspect was detained after the attack in Anderlecht.

Belgium has a Muslim population of about 500,000 out of a population of nearly 11 million and there are occasional acts of violence between communities, particularly in areas such as Anderlecht. Read more.