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Police say mosque, congress center attacked in Dresden

  • A woman stands in front of the entrance of the Fatih Camii mosque in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 27,  2016. Two bombs exploded in front of the mosque and an international congress building in Dresden the night before. Nobody was injured. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

    A woman stands in front of the entrance of the Fatih Camii mosque in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Two bombs exploded in front of the mosque and an international congress building in Dresden the night before. Nobody was injured. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • The entrance of the Fatih Camii mosque is damaged in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 27,  2016. Two bombs exploded in front of the mosque and an international congress building in Dresden the night before. Nobody was injured. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

    The entrance of the Fatih Camii mosque is damaged in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Two bombs exploded in front of the mosque and an international congress building in Dresden the night before. Nobody was injured. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman walks in front of the entrance of the Fatih Camii mosque in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 27,  2016. Two bombs exploded in front of the mosque and an international congress building in Dresden the night before. Nobody was injured. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

    A woman walks in front of the entrance of the Fatih Camii mosque in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Two bombs exploded in front of the mosque and an international congress building in Dresden the night before. Nobody was injured. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a mosque and an international congress center were attacked in two explosions in the German city of Dresden, but that nobody was injured.

Dresden police said in a statement Tuesday the explosions took place late Monday, and there was no immediate report on the extent of damage.

Police President Horst Kretschmar says that "even though we do not have a letter of confession, we must assume there's a xenophobic background."

Police say they found pieces of a home-made explosive device in front of the congress center. They also increased the security in front of mosques all over Dresden.

Dresden will hold Germany's national unification celebrations next Monday. It's the state capital of Saxony which has seen a lot of racist attacks recently.