JAKARTA – A bomb that exploded at a Buddhist temple in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta bore the words “We are responding to the screams of the Rohingya,” the place of worship said Monday.
It appeared to be the latest outburst of anger in Muslim-majority Indonesia at the plight of Rohingya Muslims, who have been fleeing from sectarian violence in Myanmar, where most of the population is Buddhist.
The low-intensity bomb, containing pieces of iron and ball bearings, went off late Sunday inside the Ekayana Buddhist temple as hundreds of worshippers prayed, lightly injuring one person who received cuts to an arm and leg.
A second bomb was also set but only emitted smoke and failed to go off, according to police. The attack caused only minimal damage.