» 10/31/2005, 00.00
Poso: Police search for teenagers' killers
Those guilty of the terrible beheadings of three young Christian girls have not been tracked down as yet. Meanwhile, Poso residents are preparing for celebrations to mark Eid al-Fitr.
Indonesia: 3 Christian girls beheaded
Bandits beheaded the girls as they walked to school. One of the heads was left outside a church. President Susilo has condemned the attack and the head of the police talked of "helpless victims".
30/10/2005 VATICAN INDONESIA
Pope close to the families of beheaded Indonesian girls
Benedict XVI asks the bishop of the Manando's diocese to express his condolences to families and the diocesan community. He assures his "fervent prayers for peace among the people of that region".
Christians beheaded in Poso: parents pardon killers
The families of the victims met the three terrorists accused of the murders and accepted their apologies. The Indonesian authorities described it as a historic moment, saying they hoped it would serve to bring peace to Poso.
Courage to shed light on Poso events lacking, says anti-terror chief
The head of the anti-terrorism office of the Sulawesi police has hit out at the security forces for failing to shed light on the proceeding of investigations into regional violence, especially the beheading of three Christian students. Three out of the five original suspects linked to the triple homicide have been rearrested.
Sulawesi: Islamic schools used as arms arsenals for terrorists
The police discovered an arsenal of homemade bombs in a madrassah of Poso. The bombs were similar to those found on the scene of attacks in Bali and Jakarta. The authorities believe violence in the area is “orchestrated from Java and Mindanao”.
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