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Four arrested over blaze at London Islamic school

Published on Jun 10, 2013 6:30 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire at an Islamic boarding school in London, police said on Monday, as they stepped up patrols around Muslim sites in the capital.

The blaze was the second suspicious fire at an Islamic institution in London following the brutal May 22 killing of a soldier near his barracks in Woolwich. Two converts to Islam have been charged with the murder.

A blaze was reported late on Saturday at the Darul Uloom Islamic High School in the southeast London suburb of Chislehurst.

Two people aged 18 and two aged 17 were arrested on suspicion of arson late on Sunday and taken to a south London police station. They remained in custody Monday.

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