Another Two Bombs Explode in Poso
4/16/07 Indonesia (ICC) — 2 hand made bombs (pipe bombs) exploded in Poso last Saturday evening, April 14th, 2007. The first bomb exploded in the Sub-district of Poso, Pesisir, while the 2nd bomb exploded in the Christian Village of Kasiguncu, about 2 kilometers from the location of the 1st explosion. No victims were reported so far.
According to the Chief of Police for South East Sulawesi, Mr. Badrodin Haiti , the bomb is made from a pipe sealed with tape and filled with a metal part. This is a message from fundamentalist group, to show us they still exist in Poso said Badrodin.
Another bomb was found in the yard of the Adventist Church of Poso, in the form of a flashlight. The bomb was secured by the police before it exploded.
The police arrested 17 members of a Muslim fundamentalist group in a raid on a Muslim village months ago, killing 9 of them in a daylight gun fight with the group, which countered the police attack with AK-47 and other assault rifles (including SS 1 and M16). The police lost 1 person during the raid. However, police are still looking for at least a dozen Muslim fundamentalist members who escaped the raid during that time.