Dutch Muslim school hit by bomb

A BOMB explosion has hit an Islamic school in the Netherlands. As tensions run high after the recent murder of controversial film-maker Theo van Gogh, police say it could be a revenge attack linked to his murder. The film-maker was shot and stabbed in Amsterdam by a suspected Islamic radical.

The blast in the southern city of Eindhoven, which occurred around 2.30am, caused a great deal of damage, destroying doors and windows.

Mosques in several Dutch cities have been the targets of vandalism and failed arson attempts recently and the Eindhoven explosion was caused by a “strong bomb or explosive”, a police spokesmansaid. Windows in neighbouring buildings were shattered, he added, but no-one was hurt.