Suicide bombers strike 3 churches in Indonesia; at least 2 dead

Indonesian bomb squade examine the site following a suicide bomb outside a church in Surabaya on May 13, 2018. (AFP / JUNI KRISWANTO)

  • The deadly blasts all occurred within 10 minutes of each other, say police.
  • Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim-majority country and has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy.

JAKARTA: Suicide bombers attacked three churches across Indonesia’s second-largest city Surabaya on Sunday, killing at least two people and wounding a dozen others, police said.
“The victims are still being identified,” said Frans Barung Mangera, East Java police spokesman.
Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim-majority country and has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy.
Police told media the attacks were carried out by “suicide bombers” and that at least two people were killed and 13 were wounded in the blasts.
Television images showed debris scattered around the entrance of one church and police cordoning off areas as crowds gathered.
Authorities were also investigating whether there was an explosion at a fourth church.

The deadly blasts all occurred within 10 minutes of each other, police said, with the first explosion at 7:30 a.m. (0030 GMT).

El Shinta radio station said the almost-simultaneous attacks occurred during Sunday morning religious services.
Local reports said one of the bombs was detonated at the gate of the Santa Maria church in the Ngagel Madya area of Surabaya.
Another church, the GKI Diponegoro Church, was mentioned as one of those hit in the attacks.

The latest attacks in predominantly Muslim Indonesia came days after police ended a riot and hostage-taking at a detention center near Jakarta that left five dead and five injured. The Daesh group has claimed responsibility.
Indonesia has carried out a sustained crackdown on militants since bombings by al-Qaeda-affiliated radicals in Bali in 2002 killed 202 people.

source:   http://www.arabnews.com/node/1301641/world

1 reply

  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    Another the extremist Muslim attacked Christian in the name of Islam while shouting God is Greatest ( Allahu Akbar).

    I say many times here that most the victim are : Chrustian, Shiah and Ahmadiyya—

    NOW ISIS try to create fear and conflict in Asia after ISIS was defeated in Middle East— from Pakistan—Piliphine and then to Indonesia

    This is not of a power of Game as Rafiq’s thought/- this is a religion matter— the extremist Muslim ( Isis) believe that thise who reject Caliphate or reject their believe, considered enemy of Islam, should be punished.

    May Allah intervine to create PEACE on earth, Only God has real power to stop killing innocent people by extremist Muslim. Amen.

    All ❤️

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