A mosque in the Finnish city of Espoo (15 km from the capital Helsinki) was attacked on Friday evening by a loud grenade during the Tarawih prayer. The incident took place around 23:20, local time, when the faithful fulfilled the Tarawih prayer, the imam of the Al-Ikhlas mosque Sheikh Abdul Hamid said. It was a deafening grenade that caused no damage or injury.
“A car stopped in front of the mosque and a deafening bomb was thrown, we saw a burst and then we heard the sound of an explosion outside the mosque before the vehicle burst”, he added. “We have no idea of the attacker or the attackers, and we do not have a surveillance camera because we have not yet received an authorization in this sense,” told the imam of the mosque.
He claimed to have “contacted the police who arrived 10 minutes later and opened an investigation into this case”.