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Catholic churches attacked in Malaysia

Arson attempts against Catholic churches in Malaysia might be a reaction to the US-led attacks on Afghanistan, unofficial Church sources reported.

Arsonists tried to burn down the Catholic Church of Christ the King in Sungai Petani nine days ago, in the northern state of Kedah, the Malaysian Prime Minister's home state.

The church was locked, and the vandals only succeeded in burning some furniture which was near the windows. Workers who arrived Saturday morning saw the church filled with smoke and the doors burned.

On Sunday morning, in the southern state of Johor, Molotov cocktails were thrown at the door of St. Philip's Catholic Church in Segamat. The door was burned, but not the tabernacle, where another Molotov cocktail failed to explode.