At least three killed in a suicide attack on church in Indonesia

» 09/25/2011 10:58

A man blew himself up at the end of the Mass in the church of Kepunton, in Solo, Central Java. At least 20 people, including a child, hospitalized.

Jakarta (AsiaNews / Agencies) – The provisional death toll from an early morning suicide bomb attack on a church in Kepunton, in Solo, Central Java is at least three dead and 20 wounded.

According to initial reports, a man entered the church and at the end of Sunday services, and blew himself up.

Two other people were killed in the blast as well as the attacker, according to police. A hospital official Dr. Oen says about 20 people, including a child, were hospitalized and several others have minor injuries.

What happened today is the most severe episode in a series of attacks and violence that is affecting the Christian community of the world’s most populous Islamic country.