At least twenty people were injured on Sunday in an explosion near a church in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up, reports the Chief Security Minister.
President Joko Widodo condemned the “act of terrorism” and said the government wants to ensure that people can practice their faith without fear. The Catholic churchgoers who fell victim to the attack had just celebrated Palm Sunday.
“We had just finished Mass and people were going home when it happened,” said a priest Metro TV. According to him, a parishioner tried to prevent “a suicide bomber” from entering the church.
One of the two suicide bombers was a member of an Islamic State-affiliated group of Muslim extremists, police said. The group, Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, is also suspected of being behind two previous church bombings in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Source site www.nu.nl