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China Post – A bomb exploded in a market in an eastern Indonesia town Thursday, slightly injuring seven people, police said. The blast occurred in Ambon in the Maluku Islands, where fighting between Muslims and Christians between 1999 and 2001 killed 9,000 people. Police arrested a suspect soon after the blast in a Christian section of the city, said Col. Saud Usman Nasution. “He has admitted to be being paid 30,000 rupiah (US$ 2.9) by someone to carry out the terrorist action,” Nasution said without elaborating. “Police are now hunting a second man.” Two motorcycles and car were also damaged in the blast, he said. At least 80 percent of Indonesia’s 210 million people are Muslims, but the Maluku Islands are evenly divided between Muslims and Christians. The area has been largely peaceful since 2001, but sporadic shootings and bombings still take place. The islands are 2,600 kilometers (1,600 miles) northeast of the capital, Jakarta.