Egypt strongly condemns terrorist attacks on Indonesia churches

Egypt strongly condemns terrorist attacks on Indonesia churches

He said 41 people were wounded at that location, including two police officers, while one or more of the bombers were killed.

"The victims are still being identified", said East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera, who added that police officers are among the injured.

Particles are seen exterior Santa Maria church the place an explosion went off in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Could 13, 2018.

Police have only given details of one attack on Santa Maria Catholic Church and there have not yet been any claims of responsibility.

As Indonesia is mostly Muslim-majority country is facing resurgence of Islamist militancy in recent months.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, Reuters reports, though the wire service says the communications director of Indonesia's intelligence agency, Wawan Purwanto, suspects the group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) is responsible.

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Television images showed toppled motorcycles and debris scattered around the entrance of one church and police cordoning off areas as crowds gathered.

The blast was followed by a second explosion minutes later at the Christian Church of Diponegoro and a third at the city's Pantekosta Church.

Indonesia is home to significant numbers of Christians, Hindus and Buddhists but there are concerns over rising intolerance.

"We must leave it completely to the government to handle", the head of the Indonesian Communion of Churches said in a statement on Sunday quoted by The Jakarta Post.

Hundreds of Indonesians have flocked to fight with IS, sparking fears that extremist outfits could get a new lease on life. "I saw dead bodies and people injured", she said. The attack by the al-Qaida-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah left 202 people dead.

Sunday's bombings had the highest death toll since nine people were killed in 2009 attacks on two luxury hotels in Jakarta.

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