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Indonesia Suicide Bombing Wounds 26


An armed police officer stands guard near an armored vehicle outside a local police office after a bomb went off in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia, April 14, 2011

An armed police officer stands guard near an armored vehicle outside a local police office after a bomb went off in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia, April 14, 2011

At least 26 people have been wounded in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Indonesia.

The attack came during Friday prayers in the town of Cirebon, in West Java.

The mosque is inside a police compound, and many of the wounded were police officers.

The motive for the bombing was not immediately clear, but Islamic extremists are suspected.

It was the first such attack on a mosque since extremists began attacking targets in Indonesia a decade ago.

Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country. Most of the attacks have been against Westerners, but militants have warned over the past year that they would begin targeting security forces and moderate political leaders.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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