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Indonesian Police Hold Bombing Suspect


Indonesian police have arrested a man in connection with a market bombing that killed seven people and wounded almost 50 in Central Sulawesi province.

A police spokesman said Sunday the man was detained for questioning near the site of the blast in Palu,the provincial capital. Police have also revised the death toll from eight to seven.

The bomb, packed with nails and shrapnel, exploded in a market patronized by Christians, where pork and other products forbidden to Muslims were sold.

While Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim-populated nation, Christians and Muslims live in roughly equal numbers in Central Sulawesi. The region has been wracked by religious violence and tension for nearly a decade.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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