German authorities launched an investigation after a fire was recorded in the backyard of a Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) mosque in the city of Chemnitz, Report informs, citing Daily Sabah.
Police suspect that the fire could be arson and launched a multi-pronged operation to probe the incident.
The mosque’s director Enis Sezgi told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he learned about the fire after a police call. He noted that the mosque had been closed to worship after firefighters broke all doors of the mosque and the fumes and unpleasant odor left after the construction supplies in the backyard were burnt down.
The cause of the fire has still not been identified, according to Sezgi, who highlighted that they have been receiving anti-Muslim threat messages in the mail.