Another mass murder in Indonesia:
A blast that was probably a bomb rocked a crowded market in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi today, with a local television station reporting that six people were killed.
Another local news report said 43 people were hurt.
One official was quoted as saying a second bomb was found and was being dealt with by a bomb squad.
The market hit today was one that sold pork, forbidden to Muslims, reports said.
But back to pork … anyone want to talk about root causes here?
UPDATE. Death toll now up to eight:
The bomb went off in a slaughterhouse that also sold meat directly to the public in the town of Palu on Sulawesi island. It was packed with people buying pork for Saturday night’s New Year celebrations, said Brig. Gen. Oegroseno, the police chief of Central Sulawesi province.
The bomb appeared to be a homemade device, he said, loaded with ball bearings and nails to maximize the number casualties.
Indonesian pork markets could use some human shields. No blood for ham!