Police suspects two suicide bombers in Makassar explosion

Spokesman for the Indonesian Police Insp.Gen. Pol. Argo Yuwono said, body parts found on the site of explosion in the entrance of Cathedral Church in Makassar, South Sulawesi were allegedly belonged to two suspected suicide bombers.

“We received information, two people were seen on a motorcycle with police number DD 5894 MD when the explosion occurred at the entrance gate of the church in Makassar,” Yuwono said here on Sunday.

The suspects tried to enter the church compound after service at the church  ended, he added.

At the time, h exite continued, the Sunday mass was only attended by half of the church capacity in accordance with the COVID-19 health protocols and some of them have left the church when the bomb exploded.

“The two persons were stopped by the church security officer and the blast occurred,” Yuwono said.

At the site of the blast, the police found a destroyed motorcycle and some body parts.

The explosion at around 10.20 a.m. local time has injured 14 people who were rushed to three different hospitals in Makassar.

 

Source: Antara News

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