Police on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi say unidentified attackers have beheaded three Christian teenage girls.
Authorities say the students were attacked while walking to school Saturday in the town of Poso in Central Sulawesi Province, an area known for frequent clashes between Muslims and Christians.
The incident comes days after a home-made bomb in the town of Parigi, also in Central Sulawesi, exploded inside a minibus and injured one person. It is not clear who was behind that blast.
Sulawesi has been the scene of fighting between Muslims and Christians for several years.
A peace deal signed in 2001 ended the bloody conflict that killed as many as one thousand people - but some violence has continued, including a market attack in Tentana last May that killed 20 people.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.