Muslims riot over insult

Thousands of Indonesian Muslims took to the streets yesterday, ransacking churches, banks, shops and cars after a Chinese Christian trader reportedly insulted Islam.

Three truckloads of troops armed with automatic weapons moved into the town of Rengasdengklok, 30 miles east of Jakarta. Four churches, scores of shops, two banks and a Chinese temple were ransacked. The mob also stoned and wrecked 18 cars, setting fire to some of them. AP - Jakarta