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Oregon mosque hit by arson after bomb plot.

Corvallis (Oregon, US), Nov.29 (ANI): Police in Corvallis, Oregon, have said that the fire at an Islamic centre was started intentionally.

Though no one was injured in the incident, the blaze gutted one room of the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center, the BBC reports.

Police said that the recently arrested Somali-born teenager Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, had studied there.

"We eliminated other causes of the fire, and we do have evidence that it was arson," Carla Pusateri of Corvallis' Fire Department said on Sunday. (ANI)

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Date:Nov 29, 2010
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