One killed, nine injured in Makassar bombing

One person was killed and nine others were injured after a suicide bomb exploded in front of Cathedral Church in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Sunday morning, police said.

The nine people comprised five church officers and four worshipers, Chief of the South Sulawesi Provincial Police Inspector General Merdisyam said.

The five injured have been taken to Stella Maris Hospital, Pelamonia Hospital, and Bhayangkara Police Hospital for treatment, he said.

Based on the preliminary data, one person believed to be the suicide bomber was killed in the bomb attack, he said.

Ïf we look at the incident at the scene, the body was found stuck to the motorcycle. It is believed he had not got off the motorcycle and church officers stopped him and then the bomb exploded.”he said.

The National Police’s Anti-Terror Squad Densus 88 is carrying out a case reconstruction of the suicide bomb attack and collecting evidence for the purpose of investigation.

 

Source: Antara News

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