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Posted on 03/09/2006 10:58:46 PM PST by CarrotAndStick
POSO (Indonesia): A homemade bomb exploded on Friday outside a Hindu temple on an Indonesian island that has been plagued by religious violence, wounding a man who was guarding the compound, police said.
The blast in the town of Poso in central Sulawesi island was caused by a low-intensity bomb, and caused the roof and walls of the temple's guard house to collapse, said Poso deputy police chief, Andreas Wayan.
"Whoever did this wanted to create panic and spread terror here in Poso," he said, adding that police investigating the attack found black powder, nails, shrapnel and a battery at the scene.
Hundreds of onlookers gathered around the temple after the blast, which seriously wounded the guard.
Some 3,000 security personnel have been deployed to safeguard Poso, a city 1,600 kilometres northeast of Jakarta, since last year, following a spate of attacks targetting Christians.
Busy week as usual for the religion of peace.
Hindus? Blow 'em up!
Christians? Blow 'em up!
Jews? Blow 'em up!
Buddhists? Blow 'em up!
Sikhs? Blow 'em up!
In short, non-muslims? Blow 'em up!
The Religion of Peace, right? The MSM hates to say...
It's gotten so usual for them not to mention it, it comes without saying.
Obviously Muslims terrorists were involved.
Bomb targets Hindu temple in Indonesia
March 10, 2006 - 4:44PM
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.
The pipe bomb lifted the roof of the building and caused the wooden walls to collapse, Poso deputy police chief Major Andreas Wayan told AAP. 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 1,000 people in 2001 and 2002.
It also has a small number of Hindus.
Around 4,000 extra police and soldiers were sent to the area last year after a series of attacks targeting Christians, including the beheading of three schoolgirls by masked men armed with machetes.
"Our aim is to prevent more terror attacks in the coming three months," Police Brigadier-General Paulus Purwoko said after the decision.
Security analysts have warned the area is a fertile recruiting ground for terrorist groups like Jemaah Islamiah (JI), blamed for the 2002 Bali bombings and a series of yearly attacks since which have left more than 240 people dead.
Purwoko said no extra troops or police would be sent to the province in coming months.
But security would be tightened with new checkpoints to be placed at the entrances to the city, he said.
Those checkpoints would close down after any fresh attacks.
Purwoko said he believed most recent attacks were the work of radical groups linked to JI, which reportedly has a new commander in Indonesia following a wave of recent arrests and the killing by police last year of the group's top bombmaker Azahari Husin.
The new chief is said to be Abu Dujana, 37, who learned his skills during three years fighting the Soviet military occupation in Afghanistan.
Dujana is said to be skilled in the use of small arms and assembling bombs, and trained alongside former JI senior commander Nasir Abas, who has since rolled over to help Indonesian police combat terrorists.
Police believe Dujana succeeded JI's caretaker chief Abu Rusdan following his arrest and jailing in 2004 for helping hide death-row Bali bomber Mukhlas.
Wasn't some Hindu temple bombed in India a few days ago too?
The ROP is blowing up temples, churches, lemonade stands etc etc so fast it hard to keep track of their pyrotechnic adventures. Perhaps we need to import some certain thousands of these people right here to our neighborhoods? Oh wait, we are already doing this, so get your bomb squad gear ready now, not later.
You're right. I wonder who could have done that?
Obviously Muslims terrorists were involved.
Golly, I'll bet you are right. Good guess!
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