Pro-ISterrornetworkbehindIndonesiancathedralsuicidebombing-GlobalTimes

load_file(“/includes-n/article_top.html”);load_file(“/includes-n/float_share.html”);WORLD / ASIA-PACIFICPro-IS terror network behind Indonesian cathedral suicide bombingBy AFPPublished: Mar 29, 2021 05:38 PMload_file(“/includes-n/article_share.html”);The suicide bombing at an Indonesian cathedral on Palm Sunday was carried out by two members of a pro-Islamic State extremist group blamed for other church blasts, including a deadly 2019 attack in the Philippines, police said.Police officers search a man at a security checkpoint near the site of Sundays suicide bomb attack at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, March 29, 2021. Photo: VCGAbout 20 worshippers were injured by the powerful explosion outside the church in Makassar city on Sulawesi Island as they celebrated the start of Holy Week. Both suspects in the attack were killed as they rode a motorbike into the compound of the church, setting off what authorities said was an improvised explosive device known as a pressure-cooker bomb.A church security guard tried to prevent the two perpetrators from entering when the blast occurred, they added.Late Sunday, National Police chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo said both attackers – a man and a woman – were members of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an extremist group also blamed for a deadly church bombing in Indonesias second-biggest city Surabaya in 2018.Prabowo did not give names or say how they were identified, but forensic examiners were performing DNA tests on body parts scattered at the grisly scene. “There were two perpetrators killed, one is a man and another one is a woman,” Prabowo said.”Theyre members of the JAD group which carried out a bomb attack in Jolo in the Philippines.”It was not clear if the pair were a married couple.An Indonesian militant and his wife – members of JAD – were blamed for two explosions that ripped through a Catholic church on the Philippines Muslim-majority island of Jolo in 2019, killing worshippers at Sunday mass and security forces.Two other militants linked to that attack were shot dead by Indonesian security forces earlier in 2021.One witness to Sundays bombing described hearing two “very strong” blasts and then seeing plumes of smoke, an attack that wounded about 20 church officials, congregants and security staff.”There were several injured people on the street. I helped one woman… who was wounded and covered in blood,” said Yosi, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.load_file(“/includes-n/article_share.html”);RELATED ARTICLES Indonesian bombing investigationAn Indonesian anti-bomb unit (center) collects evidences after a bomb detonated in Makassar, Indonesia, on Sunday.The explosion occurred … At least 14 injured in suspected suicide bomb attack at church in E. IndonesiaThe Indonesian police have suspected that two people committed a suicide bombing outside a Cathedral in the port … Volcanic materials spew from Mount Merapi in IndonesiaVolcanic materials spew from Mount Merapi in Indonesiaload_file(“/includes-n/article_most_view.html”);var wxs = (function() {return navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf(micromessenger) !== -1})();if (!wxs) {/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var disqus_shortname = globaltimes; // required: replace example with your forum shortnamevar disqus_identifier = 1219737;/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function () {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = https:// + disqus_shortname + .disqus.com/embed.js;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();}Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.blog comments powered by Disquswindow._taboola = window._taboola || [];_taboola.push({mode: thumbnails-a,container: taboola-below-article,placement: below article,target_type: mix});load_file(“/includes-n/footer.html”);load_file(“/includes-n/addthis.html”);

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