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Jakarta Post

Two dead, 13 injured in explosion at Surabaya’s Santa Maria church

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 13, 2018   /   09:50 am
Two dead, 13 injured in explosion at Surabaya’s Santa Maria church A damaged motorbike is seen outside a church following a suicide bombing in Surabaya on May 13. At least two people were killed and 13 others injured in bomb attacks, including a suicide blast, targeting churches in Indonesia's second-biggest city Surabaya, police have said. (AFP/Juni Kriswanto)

An explosion at Santa Maria Tak Bercela (SMTB) Church on Jl. Ngagel in Gubeng on Sunday reportedly claimed two lives and injured at least 13 people.

“One victim was a member of the church’s congregation and the other one was the perpetrator. It was a suicide bombing,” East Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Frans Barung Mangera said at the scene, reports.

Victims have been taken to Soetomo Hospital and Bhayangkara Ngagel Hospital.

East Java Police have deployed personnel to safeguard the area, including members of the Mobile Brigade and bomb squad.

Police say at least three churches were hit with bomb attacks in Surabaya, including SMTB, on Sunday morning. (vla)