Homemade Bomb Kills Man at Indonesian School

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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One person is dead after a homemade bomb exploded at an Islamic boarding school in central Indonesia.

Police say the man killed in the blast in West Nusatenggara province was a senior official at the school. Hundreds of students and school officials surrounded the building after the blast occurred Monday, preventing investigators from entering.

The Jakarta Globe says a 16-year-old student at the school fatally stabbed a police officer late last month.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has been rocked by numerous terrorist attacks in recent years, including the 2002 twin bombings on Indonesia's Bali island, which killed 202 people.