Muslim Suicide Bomb Attack at Christian Church Kills 1 and Injures 20
Indonesian police officer stands guard near an armored vehicle outside a church after an explosion in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. A suicide bomber attacked the church packed with hundreds of worshippers Sunday, killing himself and wounding at least 20 other people, police and hospital officials said. (WaPo World)
A suicide bomber killed at least one parishioner after services today at a Christian Church.
The BBC reported:
At least one person has been killed and several injured by a suicide bombing at a church in Central Java, Indonesia.
Witnesses said the bomber struck as people were leaving the Bethel Injil Sepuluh church in Keputon, Solo after a Sunday service.
Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim country but is officially a secular state.
Militant Islamist groups have carried out a number of deadly attacks in recent years.
Indonesia’s security minister Djoko Suyanto said two people had been killed – one at the church and one who died of their injuries in hospital. It is unclear if the two included the bomber.
“Some of the wounded were treated in two hospitals in Solo, while some of them were allowed to return home,” he said.