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Two Indonesia bomb explosions kill 22 TENTENA - Two bombs exploded in a crowded market in a Christian-dominated town in central Indonesia on Saturday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 40, police said. The blasts came two days after unspecified security threats prompted the United States to close its diplomatic offices.

The explosions within 15 minutes of each other flattened food stands in the Sulawesi island town of Tentena. Witnesses said many of the victims had come to help those injured in the first blast, only to be killed by a second, larger explosion that left a 3-foot-deep crater. The blasts also damaged a bank, a church and a police station.

No one claimed responsibility for the bombings at the meat and produce market, but Vice President Jusuf Kalla said they were not connected with ongoing sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians.

``It was carried out by the terrorists instead of warring Muslim and Christian factions,'' Kalla said, without offering proof. ``The motive of the perpetrators is to disturb the security situation in Poso.''


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Posted in Violence @ 29 May 2005 09:41 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink





timogubbens
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It is really awful that this has happened, I was there last August, I went camping with some boys who were from there. I read that there are rumours that Jemaah Islamiyaah is involved. Does anybody know more?



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Maybe the start of a new series of attacks? Emoticon: Angry



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