Following on the heels of the attacks on Hindu sites in India. “Pipe bomb targets Hindu temple,” from AAP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A HOMEMADE bomb has exploded outside a Hindu temple in Poso, just a day after Indonesia’s Government extended its security crackdown on religious extremists in the divided province.
And they don’t mean Methodists.
The pipe bomb lifted the roof of the building and caused the wooden walls to collapse, Poso deputy police chief Major Andreas Wayan said. A guard was wounded.
“Whoever did this was trying to create panic and spread terror,” he said.
“There was iron shrapnel everywhere.”
The blast occurred just a day after top security minister Widodo Adi Sucipto, Defence Minister Juwono Sudarsono and military chief Air Marshall Djoko Suyanto agreed to extend a security operation in Poso by another three months.
Poso is largely divided between Christians and Muslims, and bloody clashes between members of the two faiths killed about 1000 people in 2001 and 2002.
It also has a small number of Hindus.