3 arrested in unsuccessful arson attack on refugee home in Berlin; attacks on migrants on rise

Berlin police say they've arrested three suspects in connection with a failed arson attack on a home for asylum-seekers.

Police said Friday that two men and a woman, whose names weren't released, were arrested in the area of the Thursday night attack.

Police say a watchman at the temporary housing unit in Berlin's Marzahn neighborhood saw a group in dark clothing throw burning wood into the compound just before midnight. A resident was able to extinguish the fire quickly.

Germany has been largely welcoming to the tens of thousands of refugees arriving each month but the attacks on them and on areas housing them have been on the rise. Some 800,000 refugees are expected in Germany this year alone, by far the most in the 28-nation European Union.