14 hurt in suspected suicide bombing outside Indonesia church

Jakarta, March 28 (IANS) At least 14 people were injured in a suspected suicide bombing outside a Church in the Indonesian port city of Makassar, capital of South Sulawesi province, on Sunday, police said.

Addressing a press conference in Jakarta, the National Police spokesman Argo Yuwono said an investigation was underway to nab the perpetrators, Xinhua news agency reported.

The bombing occurred at around 10.30 a.m. outside the church.

Two people were allegedly riding a motorcycle trying to enter the churchyard, but were held by some security staff members.

Human body parts were reported to be found at the scene, but it was not confirmed yet whether they belong to the perpetrator or others.

The injured were rushed to hospitals and news footage showed cars near the building were damaged as police cordoned off the area.

Churches have been targeted by extremists in Indonesia several times.

In 2018, dozens of people were killed when suicide bombers committed suicide bombings at three churches during Sunday services in the city of Surabaya in East Java.

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