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Bomb found hidden near bishop's residence in Indonesia


A bomb was found hidden among banana trees some 50 metres feet from the bishop's residence in Atambua, the second such incident in five months.

"It is really a bomb to terrorise the bishop," one police official said following the discovery.

Bishop Anton Pain Ratu of Atambua was not home when a group of East Timorese refugee children found the bomb on Monday morning. He was attending a meeting nearby, according to UCA News. A life insurance employee who was talking with a priest in front of the bishop's residence, immediately took the box from the children and carried it to the Atambua police station, an eyewitness said.

Bishop Pain Ratu has been called "the bishop of the refugees" for his efforts to reconcile people in neighbouring East Timor with East Timorese refugees in West Timor.


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27-Apr-01