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12 cop cars burnt out

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12 cop cars burnt out
Photo: DPA
10:08 CET+01:00
Twelve police cars were set on fire in the eastern German town of Magdeburg early Monday morning. While investigators suspect arson, the exact circumstances of the fire remain unclear.

The brand new cars were set on fire on the grounds of a car dealer, where they were waiting to be handed over to the city's police on Tuesday.

One civilian car also went up in the conflagration, which was spotted by a passer-by who called the police at 4 am Monday morning.

The cost of the damage from the fire is thought to total €500,000, but most of the cars were completely burnt out, some could still be repaired, according to a police spokesman.

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