Many Injured In Explosion Near Indonesian Church

The first day of Easter turned into bloodshed by the militant group that happened outside the Roman Catholic cathedral church, as two people attempted to enter the church.

The video of the explosion is available in which it is clearly seen that their purpose was to blast the church from inside.

Many Injured: Indonesian Church

But, the security forces were well aware of their motive and stopped them from entering the church upon which the suicide bombers detonated the bomb resulting in an explosion.

After the explosion, a destroyed motorbike and body parts were found at the crime scene, but they had yet to be identified, local police said.

It is expected that at least one out of the two bombers had died at the scene. The death of both the suicide bombers is not yet confirmed.

What really happened?

The exact location of the explosion is in Makassar, East Indonesia, on the island of Sulawesi.

A priest of the church, The Rev. Wilhelmus Tulak, said he had just finished celebrating Palm Sunday prayer when he heard a loud bang that jolted his congregation. 

Many Injured In Explosion Near Indonesian Church

He said the blast went off around 10:30 a.m. when the first class of church members was heading out of the church and another group was entering.

As per the report released by the local Police at least 14 people were injured in the explosion, including the church officials who stopped the attackers from entering the cathedral.

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Who took responsibility for the blast?

For the time no one has taken responsibility for the blast but Police blamed an Islamic State-inspired network, the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah group, for the attacks.

This is not the first time that the Churches have been targeted by extremists in Indonesia, which is the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia has been targeted by groups allegedly linked to the Islamic State over the last few years.

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