The Indonesian Christian Student Movement (GMKI) for Denpasar has condemned a terrorist attack that occurred in front of a church in Makasar, Sulawesi on Sunday morning (28/3).
The incident that occurred on Sunday Palm Celebration at a Cathedral Church in Makasar was caused by a suicide bombing from a married couple with initials L and YSF. The Head of Indonesian Public Relation Officer, Irjen Pol Argo Yuwono explained that the couple was using a motorbike with a registration number (DD 5984 MD) during the attempt.
According to the CCTV camera from the nearby location, the couple blasted themselves when they attempted to enter the gate of the cathedral that morning.
As a result, 15 people were seriously injured from the incident and they were immediately rushed to the hospital while the perpetrators died on site. The Head of Denpasar GMKI, Putra Umbu Sangera commented on the attack.
“We’re so sad that this had to happen in Indonesia, we really condemn this attack as an inhumane act and it was also a form of harassment to the value of our nation’s ideology,” said Putra Umbu on Sunday (28/3). He also reminds all the Christian people in Indonesia to stay calm in order to keep harmony within the nation.
Meanwhile, the Head of services from Denpasar GMKI, Kevin UH Ninggeding supported the efforts of the Police officer to investigate this case.
“We need to support the efforts from the officer to investigate this case, and we also hope that they could be more aware to prevent the same thing happen in Indonesia, so the Christian people could go to the church without fear of getting attacked in the future” Ninggeding concluded.