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Churches attacked with petrol bombs in southern India

Police conducting investigations into two separate incidents that targeted Protestant houses of worship

Published: July 15, 2016 09:07 AM GMT

Updated: July 15, 2016 09:17 AM GMT

Churches attacked with petrol bombs in southern India

Two independent Protestant churches have been firebombed in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, say media reports.

A petrol bomb was hurled at a church's boundary wall in the state's capital city of Bengaluru (Bangalore) in the early hours of July 13, reported News18.

On the same day a similar incident occurred at Tomlinson Church in the town of Tumkur. Three petrol bombs were thrown at the church but only inflicted minor damage, reported IB Times.

Both fires were put out and the perpetrators of the separate attacks have yet to be identified.

Police are conducting investigations and taking measures to ensure no follow on incidents occur, say media reports.

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