From AP “Twin Bomb Explosions kill 20 in Indonesia”
JAKARTA, Indonesia “” Suspected Muslim militants set off two bombs Saturday in a Christian-dominated town on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, killing at least 20 people and wounding 40, police said.
Witnesses said both bombs in the town of Tentena struck a busy meat and produce market near a police station. The first was followed 15 minutes later by a much larger one that flattened food stands.
A Christian clergyman and a 3-year-old boy were among the dead, and two policemen were among the wounded, police said.
Later Saturday police found an unexploded bomb outside a church in the same town, part of an area where Muslim-Christian clashes have claimed hundreds of lives since 2000…
Saturday’s blasts came two days after warnings of unspecified attacks that prompted the United States to close its embassy and other diplomatic offices in Indonesia until further notice.
Muslims account for 90 percent and Christians about 8 percent of people in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation. But on Sulawesi, the Muslim and Christian populations are roughly equal…
Four years ago, suspected militants from the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group bombed 11 churches on Christmas Eve, killing 19 people.
The group was also blamed for the 2002 nightclub bombings that killed 202 people on the resort island of Bali, a 2003 attack on the JW Marriott hotel in Jakarta and a blast at the Australian Embassy in September.
In January, police discovered 60 homemade bombs stashed in an abandoned house in Poso, about 35 miles from Tentena…