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BREAKING: Another bomb explosion reported in Sidoarjo, East Java

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya, East Java   /   Sun, May 13, 2018   /   10:24 pm
BREAKING: Another bomb explosion reported in Sidoarjo, East Java This handout photo released by the Presidential Palace on May 13 shows Indonesia President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (left), National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian (center), Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto (second left) and Armed Forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto (second right) at the scene of an attack outside the Surabaya Pentecostal Church (GPPS) in Surabaya. A series of blasts struck three churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in the deadliest attack in years in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. (AFP/Presidential Palace)

Only hours after the deadly suicide bombings at three churches in Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday morning, which killed at least 13 people and wounded over 40 others, city residents were shocked by another bomb blast later in the day.

The bomb allegedly went off prematurely at 9 p.m., killing at least one of the tenants of the Wonocolo low-cost apartments behind the Taman Police station in Sidoarjo. 

East Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Frans Barung confirmed the incident, saying the bomb squad had been sent to the location to retrieve any remaining explosives. 

No report was immediately available on other casualties, injuries or damages. (dmr)