Indonesia Government Tries to Defuse Muslim-Christian Clashes

Makassar Church in Indonesia

Makassar Church in Indonesia. Photo: Ekysanti (Pixabay).

Hundreds of police have brought calm to Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province following Sunday’s violent Muslim-Christian clashes that left three dead and more than 80 injured. The incident, apparently sparked by a simple traffic accident, called attention to a region still recovering from years of sectarian conflict.

More than 400 police have helped quell riots that broke out Sunday on the eastern island of Maluku, following the death of a Muslim motorcycle taxi driver.

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