At least two people have been killed in three seemingly coordinated suicide bombings that hit churches in the second-largest city of Indonesia. About a dozen other people have been injured.
Images in the local media show debris and bodies on the ground in the city of Surabaya on the Island of Java, as police cordon off the blast areas. “The victims are still being identified,” said East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera. Authorities are also checking information about a possible fourth church explosion.
The three blasts hit on Sunday morning, within 10 minutes of each other, police said. Police have only provided details on one attack so far, which took place at Santa Maria Catholic Church.
“We have confirmed one died at the scene, one died at the hospital, two police officers were injured and there are some civilians injured,” Mangera said. “In total 13 people are being treated at the hospital.”
Christians constitute some 10 percent of the population of Indonesia, the дфкпуые Muslim-majority country in the world. There have been a number of extremist attacks on religious minorities in the country in recent years.
No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bombings so far.
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