A mosque in Berlin has been set on fire by masked assailants in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to reports, the fire department had been called in to put out a fire caused by a suspected arson attack at the Koca Sinan Camii Mosque shortly after 2 am (0100 GMT) on Sunday morning.

The blaze reportedly came under control after an hour.

This attack comes only a few days after another mosque frequented by the Turkish community in Germany was attacked on Friday. 

On Friday, the Aksemsettin Mosque in the town of Lauffen am Neckar was also attacked.

Germany has a three million-strong Turkish community, many of whom are second and third-generation German-born citizens of Turkish descent whose grandparents moved to the country during the 1960s.