Sulawesi Christian Priest Killed

October 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

A Christian priest has been shot dead on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, where religious tensions are high after the execution of three Catholic militants.

The Rev Irianto Kongkoli was shot in the head while shopping in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province.

Relations between Christians and Muslims in Central Sulawesi have been fraught since the execution of the three militants last month.

They were found guilty of inciting attacks against Muslims in 2000.

It was part of a wave of religious violence between 1999 and 2001 that left more than 1,000 people dead.