Arsonists set cars ablaze

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Police in Oslo were searching this week for two arsonists, believed to be young boys, who allegedly set fire to 14 cars in and around a parking lot in the valley northeast of the city called Groruddalen.

Eleven cars, parked at the Skansen housing complex at Ellingsrud, were destroyed and three more were severely damaged. “The parking lot looked like a battle zone,” Terje Falao, chairman of the residents’ association, told newspaper Aftenposten. “It was quite a shock.”

Witnesses told police they saw two young boy running from the area just before the fire started late Friday night. Another fire was set in a garbage container at nearby Lindeberg, where another car and a moped were destroyed.

Most of the cars also had a broken window, indicating they were broken into before being set on fire. A few of the cars had Polish license plates, the rest Norwegian.

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