Catholic Church In Indonesia

Nine injured, one dead after suicide attack on church in Indonesia

At least one person was killed and nine others were injured Sunday in an explosion at a Christian church on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where authorities are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.

Police said in a statement that the explosion occurred when an unidentified person allegedly blew himself up with a motorcycle bomb, although they have not yet declared the blast a bombing. Two attackers are believed to be involved in the detonation.

South Sulawesi province police chief Merdisyam told local television that the injured included nine passers-by who were in the vicinity and five worshippers attending a mass today on Palm Sunday, which marks the start of Holy Week, at the church, located in the city of Makassar.


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