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Amsterdam - The offices of Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf sustained damage on Tuesday when a mini-bus careened into the building and burst into flames, police said.

The driver is reported to have fled with an accomplice in a separate vehicle, a dark Audi. 

The fire was quickly brought under control and no injuries were reported. 

Police are searching for the driver and say they assume the attack was intentional.

The offices are in a commercial area on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Police said the incident occurred around 4 am (0200 GMT).

The newspaper called the incident a "targeted attack."

Chief editor Paul Jansen, speaking on Dutch radio, said, "We will not let ourselves be intimidated."

It is not the only attack on a Dutch newspaper in recent history. An attack on a weekly publication was recently blamed on criminal gang, though there is not yet a proven connection between the incidents.

DPA and AP