The first blast happened at a branch of McDonald's in a shopping mall.
Two killed in McDonald's blast
Thursday, December 5, 2002 Posted: 10:49 AM EST (1549 GMT)
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Two people were killed on Thursday in a blast at a McDonald's restaurant in the eastern Indonesian town of Makassar, police said.
Two people were also injured, according to a hospital official in the South Sulawesi capital that lies 1,000 miles east of the Indonesia capital of Jakarta.
The explosion happened at 6:45 p.m. local time (1300 GMT), followed by a second blast at 8 p.m a few miles away at a car showroom, but no injuries were reported there.
Police said they did not know the cause of the blasts nor whether they were connected. There was no claim of responsibility, The Associated Press quoted a local radio station as saying.
Bombings have become a regular feature of a continuing conflict between Muslims and Christians on Sulawesi island.
Since 1999, nearly 2,000 people have died in the fighting and tens of thousands left homeless.
A peace deal was signed late last year but violence has increased in recent months.
Attackers in Sulawesi rarely target Western interest like McDonald's, but following an October bomb attack in Bali that killed nearly 200 people, many Western governments have expressed fears of attacks on their citizens and issued travel warnings for Indonesia.