Friday, December 11, 2015

Bus carrying Muslim migrants attacked in eastern Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a group of people has attacked a bus carrying migrants to accommodation in eastern Germany.

Police said the incident happened on Thursday evening in Jahnsdorf near the city of Chemnitz, news agency dpa reported.

They said that between three and six people that were part of a bigger crowd threw stones and set off firecrackers as the bus carrying asylum seekers arrived at a refugee center. The driver's foot was hurt by a firecracker and one window on the bus was broken.

Police spokeswoman Kathleen Doetsch says that the migrants didn't want to go to the refugee center after the attack and were taken elsewhere.

While Germans have generally been welcoming, there have been regular arson attacks, assaults and other crimes against refugee shelters this year.