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Police detain 2 suspected of arson attack against German paper that published French cartoons

  • Firefighters through a broken window into the building of the 'Hamburger Morgenpost' in Hamburg, northern Germany, Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2015. According to police fire broke out in an archive room of the paper after an arson attack. The newspaper ran caricatures of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper after the attack on Wednesday. (AP Photo/dpa, Bodo Marks)

    Firefighters through a broken window into the building of the 'Hamburger Morgenpost' in Hamburg, northern Germany, Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2015. According to police fire broke out in an archive room of the paper after an arson attack. The newspaper ran caricatures of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper after the attack on Wednesday. (AP Photo/dpa, Bodo Marks)  (The Associated Press)

  • Firefighters stand outside the building of the 'Hamburger Morgenpost' in Hamburg, northern Germany, Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2015. According to police fire broke out in an archive room of the paper after an arson attack. The newspaper ran caricatures of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper after the attack on Wednesday. (AP Photo/dpa, Bodo Marks)

    Firefighters stand outside the building of the 'Hamburger Morgenpost' in Hamburg, northern Germany, Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2015. According to police fire broke out in an archive room of the paper after an arson attack. The newspaper ran caricatures of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper after the attack on Wednesday. (AP Photo/dpa, Bodo Marks)  (The Associated Press)

  • A firef truck sits outside the building of the 'Hamburger Morgenpost' in Hamburg, northern Germany, Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2015. According to police fire broke out in an archive room of the paper after an arson attack. The newspaper ran caricatures of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper after the attack on Wednesday. (AP Photo/dpa, Bodo Marks)

    A firef truck sits outside the building of the 'Hamburger Morgenpost' in Hamburg, northern Germany, Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2015. According to police fire broke out in an archive room of the paper after an arson attack. The newspaper ran caricatures of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper after the attack on Wednesday. (AP Photo/dpa, Bodo Marks)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Germany say they have detained two men suspected of an arson attack against a newspaper that republished the cartoons of French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

The newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost said on its website the overnight arson attack destroyed several files in its archive, but didn't injure anyone.

Hamburg police said it had detained the two young men near the newspaper building.

Spokeswoman Karina Sadowsky didn't give any details about the men and said police were still investigating the incident.

The Hamburg tabloid newspaper published the Charlie Hebdo cartoons the day after the attack against the newspaper in Paris to express its solidarity with the slain journalists.

Several other national and local German newspapers also published the cartoons. They are now getting police protection.