Suicide bomber attacks church in Indonesia

September 25, 2011 11:42


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JAKARTA - A suspected suicide bomber attacked a church on Indonesia's Java island on Sunday, killing himself and one other person, a police officer and a government minister said.

Seventeen people were wounded in the explosion outside a Protestant church just after Sunday service in the city of Solo, local police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Djihartono told Reuters.

"The one killed in front of the church is highly suspected as the suicide bomber. A total of 17 people are wounded and treated," he said.

The coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs, Djoko Suyanto, said authorities wold examine closed circuit footage from the church to identify the suicide bomber.

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