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Bali Police and Students Condemn Terrorist Attack At Church In Sulawesi

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Wayan Bo

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Indonesian government should offer help to rebuilt it.

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Why and whatfore. - Can't remember that 1980's and 1990's such things happened. - The only one synagogue in Indonesia that was in Surabaya was burned down in 2009 and was not restored again, it would be correct that Indonesian government pay teparati

Ted

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Indonesia believes in strength through acceptance of all cultures (except one.) It’s a glorious value, and a blessing to its people. This bombing is abhorrent to all Indonesians except the ones who use hate to further their ideological cause. Maybe one day they’ll accept the other faith never mentioned, but also bombed a few years ago one day, as other Moslum societies and countries have recently done and join in a world of friendship rather than exclusion. There is no reason to exclude Israel any more. They have no hatred for the Moslum people.

Randy

Sunday 4th of April 2021

@Ted, Educated and wordly Indonesians regardless of ethnicity or religious beliefs do not have ill feelings with the "Jews" as such. Many and others are looking at the plight of the Palestinian people. It's human nature to be concerned.

The people and the government are two different matters be it anywhere in the world. The people get dragged in with the politics. And in the process innocent lives get in harm's ways. Sighs.