Indonesia, suicide bombing in Makassar in front of the cathedral


It was a kamikaze attack that caused the explosion outside a Catholic cathedral in the city of Makassar, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The local police reported. At the moment the bomber, who launched a motorcycle against the building shortly after the end of the mass, seems to be the only victim of the explosion.

The injured are 14: 5 faithful and 9 passers-by, added the police. In Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world, Christian churches are often the target of Islamic extremists. In May 2018, an attack on three churches on the island of Java, later claimed by ISIS, caused 13 deaths. The most serious attack in recent history was the one that took place on the island of Bali in 2002, with a death toll of 202.

Indonesia: two suicide bombers killed in cathedral attack

Two suicide bombers are said to have died after having launched a motorcycle loaded with explosives against a Catholic cathedral in Makassar, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The local police report. At least 14 were injured, including five faithful who had just left the church to attend Mass on Palm Sunday. “There were two people aboard a motorcycle when the explosion occurred in front of the church’s main gate,” said a spokesman for the national police, Argo Yuwono, “the bombers were trying to enter the church compound.” “The motorcycle was destroyed and there are human remains that we are still collecting in an attempt to identify the sex of the attackers,” the spokesman added.

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