South Sulawesi Police Chief Inspector General Pol. Merdisyam confirmed the suicide bombing in the entrance of Cathedral Church in Makassar, South Sulawesi on Sunday morning has claimed one life.
“For information update, one person was killed and he was the suicide bomber. The police is still identifying him,” Merdisyam said here on Sunday.
According to Merdisyam, the perpetrator had yet to enter the church as security personnel stopped him at the gate. At the same time, worshipers have ended the service.
“He has no chance to enter (the church). Because security guard got suspicious on him who was about to enter the church. The explosion happened at the entrance,” he said, adding the explosion has destroyed the perpetrator’s body.
The bomb blasted at around 10.30 a.m. local time in the entrance of Cathedral Church in Kajaolalido Street, Ujung Pandang Sub-district, Makassar.
The site of the bomb blast is close to Ujung Pandang Sub-District Police Station, Makassar Police Headquarter and Makassar City Hall.
The police immediately secured the location.
Source: Antara News