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Edgbaston house fire: Murder police bail two women

Speedwell Road house
Image caption Police said the precise cause of the fire at the house on Speedwell Road had yet to be established

Two women arrested by police investigating the death of a woman in a house fire in Birmingham have been released on bail.

Nusarat Bugum, 36, was killed in a suspected arson attack on a property in Speedwell Road, Edgbaston, just before 07:00 GMT on Monday.

The women, aged 30 and 38, have been questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder.

A 21-year-old man has also been bailed pending further inquiries.

Three other people were injured as they tried to escape from the fire.

A man, 34, and two women, aged 55 and 23, were taken to hospital but West Midlands Police said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Officers said Ms Bugum, who arrived in the city from Pakistan six months ago, was in the UK to visit her parents who both live in Birmingham.

Police believe the fire was set deliberately near the front door in "a targeted attack".

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