With files from the Associated Press
An alleged suicide bomber has targeted a church in the Indonesian city of Makassar as worshippers were leaving after a Sunday service. There have been reports of injuries as the result of the explosion.
The explosion went off at the Makassar Cathedral Church on Sunday morning as the people who flocked to the church to attend the service were on their way out, a pastor at the church was quoted by the local media as saying.
“We were finishing the service and people were going home when it happened,” the pastor reportedly told Indonesia’s Metro TV broadcaster.
Photos and videos have emerged in the aftermath of the explosion, showing debris scattered outside the church. Local media reported that several cars have been damaged.
terjadi ledakan yg diduga berasal dari bom bunuh diri di gereja katedral makassar (kajaolalodo – botolempangan) pic.twitter.com/uyynfmKmBK
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According to Reuters, a blast occurred outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar, which is located in the province of Southern Sulawesi. pic.twitter.com/t8UJPnUFRq
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