A suspected petrol bomb exploded outside a Perth mosque as hundreds of worshippers were praying inside.
The attack occurred at the Australian Islamic College mosque at Thornlie, south-east of Perth, at about 8pm on Tuesday night.
Hundreds of worshippers were inside the mosque for their evening prayers when the attack occurred.
It is understood a petrol bomb may have been placed in a parked 4WD outside the mosque before it exploded.
Several other cars outside the mosque were also targeted.
Footage from the scene shows firefighters working to extinguish a fire in the 4WD parked on the curb.
An anti-Islamic message saying ‘fuck Islam’ was also scrawled on the mosque wall behind the burning vehicle.
Unfortunately, no one was injured in the attack.
WA Police said four vehicles parked outside the mosque and college area were damaged in the attack.
One was completely gutted by fire.
‘It is believed an accelerant was used to start the fire,’ they said in a statement.
Three people were seen running down an alleyway next to the college after the explosion.