Attackers torch prayer books in Swiss church
AFP · 21 Nov 2011, 09:30
Published: 21 Nov 2011 15:30 GMT+01:00
Updated: 21 Nov 2011 09:30 GMT+01:00
"According to first observations, one or several unidentified people had gathered the prayer books and other objects against the altar and then set them alight," police from the Valais canton said in a statement.
"The wooden altar and a podium have been destroyed," they said, adding that emergency services were alerted to the incident at 11pm on Saturday night by an alarm.
Regional prosecutors have opened a probe into the incident.