Imam Dies In Mosque Arson Attack In Anderlecht, Belgium

An imam has been killed in a fire at a Shia mosque in the Brussels suburb of Anderlecht, in what is believed to have been a deliberate attack.

An imam has been killed in a fire at a Shia mosque in the Brussels suburb of Anderlecht, in what is believed to have been a deliberate attack.

Anderlecht Mayor Vincent Van Goidsenhoven was quoted by local media as saying the suspect threw a petrol bomb at the mosque.

Initial reports say the imam, 47, died of smoke inhalation and that one other person was injured.

Local media reports say dozens of people have gathered near the mosque.