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Indonesian bombs spark new fears of sectarianism

TWO bombs ripped through a busy market in a Christian town in Indonesia yesterday, killing at least 22 people in an attack that has raised fears that sectarian bloodshed could again break out in the region. The explosions left a trail of blood and destruction in the lakeside town of Tentena, on the eastern island of Sulawesi, part of an area where three years of Muslim-Christian clashes killed 2,000 people until a peace deal was agreed in late 2001. Periodic unrest has flared since, but yesterday’s attack was among the worst. Tensions rose after the bombings, with hundreds of residents converging on the local hospital and destroyed outdoor market, demanding police find the killers. Full Story

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