Fish bombs, or terrorist bombs.
A very powerful bomb exploded in a house in Pasuruan, East Java on 11th August killing three people and damaging 15 houses.
Initially many suspected that Islamic terrorists were responsible, believing that the house in which the bomb exploded was being used for storage of materials and a terrible accident then occurred, or even that a deliberate attack had taken place.
However police now believe that the bomb was of the fertilizer "bondet" variety, used for illegal fishing, which is common in the area. East Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Herman Sumawireja said:
We haven't found any relationship between the bomb blast in Pasuruan with any terrorism act.
The explosion left a 30 cm (1 foot) deep crater and threw bodies, or body parts, as far as 40 metres, and one victim had his head blown clean off. A colossal amount of TNT and bomb-making paraphernalia was later found in the destroyed house, which was owned by a man who, the deputy mayor of the town explained, was very religious and often hosted prayer meetings.
This is the work of an old group, but they've formed into a new small group. They're not Afghanistan veterans, but a new group.
New or old, or both it seems, these radical Muslims in Pasuruan, Wawan says, had deliberately exploded a bomb in a residential street of the town in order to show that they were still around, still fighting for Islam, and to ruin the image of Indonesia in the world and retard foreign investment.
But why had they chosen Pasuruan in East Java to hide and even explode a bomb?
They often move around, from Jakarta, to Bandung, to Tasikmalaya, to Purwakarta, to Subang, to East Java, and then back to Central Java and Yogyakarta.
Meanwhile Muhammadiyah leader Din Syamsuddin on 12th August advised the police to thoroughly investigate the case, but not to connect the bombing with Islam. There could be no connection to Islam because Islam was very much opposed to terrorism, he said. mediaindo
So during the investigation if they arrest terrorists then don't connect them with any religion, particularly Islam. Don't attack the mosques and Islamic schools.