Explosion at Indonesia church wounds several - GulfToday

Explosion at Indonesia church wounds several


Indonesian police examine the site outside a church after an explosion in Makassar on Sunday. AFP

Gulf Today Reporter

An explosion occurred outside a cathedral in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday, local media reported.

Police in Indonesia say at least one suicide bomber has detonated outside a packed Roman Catholic cathedral during Sunday Mass, wounding several people.


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A priest also described as a suicide attack, But the blast's cause could not be independently verified by AFP and police did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

A police officer stands guard near a church where an explosion went off in Makassar, Indonesia, on Sunday. AP

There were no casualties among the congregation in Makassar city in South Sulawesi province.

The explosion at the city's main Catholic cathedral happened just after Sunday services wrapped up, a man identified as the church's pastor told Metro TV.

"We were finishing the service and people were going home when it happened," the man, identified by his first name Willem, was quoted as saying.

A report from Kompas TV shows police officers securing the area in front of the church.

The chief of the South Sulawesi police said that the explosion happened at 10:35am.

He said the only dead was the presumed bomber.

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