22 killed in bombing in Tentena PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: May 28, 2005 (fifth year anniversary of the killings of Muslims at Sintuwu Lemba)

Location: Tentena central market

Actors: JI/Tanah Runtuh

Event: Two bombs explode at the Tentena market, fifteen minutes apart. The first bomb goes off at a market stall, the second explodes in front of a bank near the market. 22 people are killed and around 70 injured.

Note: This incident was big national news. Although not known at the time, this was Jemaah Islamiya's second most deadly bombing, after the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali. At first it was suspected that the bombing was the work of corrupted local officials but was later proved to be the direct work of the men from JI/Tanah Runtuh.

Source: ICG Report 2005