Nine Injured After Suicide Attack On Church In Indonesia
Nine injured after suicide attack on church in Indonesia. There is at least one mortal victim, who would be one of the two terrorists who have attacked the temple located on the island of Sulawesi.
At least one person died and nine others were injured this Sunday in an explosion at a Christian church on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where authorities are investigating whether it is a terrorist attack.
Police said in a statement that the explosion occurred when an unidentified person allegedly committed suicide with a motorcycle bomb, although they have not yet declared the explosion an attack. Two attackers are believed to be involved in the detonation.
The head of the Police of the South Sulawesi province, Merdisyam, told local television that the injured include nine passers-by who were in the vicinity and 5 faithful who were attending a mass on Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of the Easter, in the church, located in the city of Makassar.
In May 2018, at least thirteen people were killed in attacks against three Christian churches on the Indonesian island of Java, in the east of the country, which were claimed by the Islamic State.
Indonesia, where 88 percent of its 260 million inhabitants practice Islam, has suffered several jihadist attacks in the last two decades, including the one perpetrated on the island of Bali in 2002, which caused 202 deaths.