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Islamic State group claims deadly Indonesia church attacks

A policeman stands guard as Christian devotees attend a Sunday mass at the Saint Petrus church in Bandung on May 13, 2018. A wave of blasts including a suicide bombing struck outside churches in Indonesia on May 13, killing at least nine and wounding dozens of others, police said, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. (AFP/Timur Matahari)

The Islamic State group was responsible for suicide attacks against three churches in Indonesia that killed at least 11 people on Sunday, it said via its propaganda agency Amaq.

"Three martyrdom attacks killed 11 and wounded at least 41 among church guards and Christians," it said via the Telegram messaging app.

Alongside the 11 dead, dozens were wounded in seemingly coordinated attacks against the three churches in the city of Surabaya at around 7.30am local time (00.30GMT), police said.


(c) 2018 The Jakarta Post

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