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Bomb explodes at tabloid office in Aceh

Jakarta Post - September 8, 2013

Indonesia – A bomb exploded at the offices of local tabloid Modus in Banda Aceh on Saturday morning, but no injuries have been reported. The bomb damaged the entrance door into the weekly tabloid's premises.

The police have deployed a team of investigators to determine who was behind the terror attack.

"At first, we and our neighbors thought the blast originated from a damaged power outlet," Dadang, a Modus journalist, said as quoted by kompas.com on Saturday.

Modus' editor-in-chief, Muhammad Saleh, said the incident occurred just a few days after he had received a threat. He added, therefore, that he expected the police to be able to arrest the mastermind.

"I received a threat on my cell phone from an unknown person. It was related to some of our stories," he said.

He then mentioned several stories that the paper had published recently regarding the development of the Wali Nanggroe office and non-performing loans belonging to a Bireun businessman.

Aceh Police spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. Gustav Leo said the police would go all-out in investigating the case.