Police investigate suspected arson at asylum seekers' home in Germany

April 4, 2015 3:14 PM

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HALLE, Germany (Reuters) - German police have opened an investigation into a suspected arson attack on a house in eastern Germany earmarked for asylum seekers, throwing the spotlight on a town where the mayor quit last month after a far-right protest was held outside his home.

The roof of the house that was due to be used by asylum seekers in the town of Troeglitz was destroyed in the fire that broke out in the early morning but two Germans - currently the only people who live in the building - were able to escape unscathed, police said.

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