POSO - A home-made bomb went off near a cafe in Indonesia's restive town of Poso late Friday, injuring no one, the national Antara news agency reported Saturday. The blast occurred at 11:47 p.m. (1600 GMT) and was heard in a distance of one kilometer, said the report.
There were no immediate reports of casualties but the blast damaged a nearby garden.
A group of police personnel was sent to the scene minutes after the blast to investigate the incident. Poso police chief Adjunct Snr Commr Rudi Sufahriadi confirmed the blast and told reporters that it was a homemade bomb of low explosive. "The bomb is similar to other previous bombs found by security personnel when they combed Poso district," he added. He refused to name any suspects but stressed that investigation is underway.