Bomb defused in Central Sulawesi

October 25, 2012
Reset Text smaller larger

POSO, Indonesia – The police bomb squad in Central Sulawesi safely detonated a homemade bomb Tuesday morning (October 23rd), local media reported. It was found by a student waiting for a public bus to take him to his Poso junior high.

The explosives were inside a paint can wrapped in black duct tape. Investigators credit the boy for reporting what he had seen to a village leader in Tonipa, where police were alerted, according to The Jakarta Post.

Poso Police Chief Eko Santoso later said the bombers would likely have used a cell phone to set off the explosive.

On Monday, a bomb exploded at a police post in Kasintuvu, Poso, injuring two police officers.

Add A Comment (Comments Policy)* denotes required field


Do you support campaigns by vigilante groups such as FPI to crack down on bars and restaurants that they believe are violating Islamic norms?

Photo Essay

Members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) attend a 2010 rally in front of Indonesia's constitutional court as it debates a law on blasphemy. The FPI, a hardline group known for its vigilante-style attacks on businesses and individuals, has been accused of undermining democracy and rule of law in Indonesia. [Adek Berry/AFP]

Indonesia's Islamist vigilantes: a threat to rule of law?