Makassar Bombing: suicide bombing attack occurred in a Catholic church in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia this morning (March 28), resulting in 14 injuries and the death of the assailant.
Witnesses said that human limbs were found at the scene, and the police blocked the investigation. No organization has yet to acknowledge the responsibility.
Today is also the first day of Palm Sunday. The explosion occurred at 10:28 a.m. local time The police initially believed that it was a suicide bomber. The scene was in a mess, with corpses all over the floor.
Reuters quoted a local police spokesperson as reporting that many people were worshiping in the church when the two attackers detonated the bombs. It is not clear who the dead bodies were found at the scene.
It can be seen from the monitor screen that many cars passed by and passers-by were passing by, and a big explosion occurred in the next second. The power of the explosion caused violent vibrations in the vicinity, followed by fire and white smoke.
Church priest Wilhelmus Tulak told Indonesian media that the attacker believed that he had tried to enter the church by motorcycle, but was stopped by a security guard. The priest of the church also said that some of the injured were seriously injured.
According to “CNN Indonesia” reports, witnesses pointed out that the explosion sound was quite loud and it was still very clear from a distance of one kilometer. There were glass fragments all over the floor. Some people shouted “bombs, bombs” and saw the waiters in the restaurant covered in blood. .
Video at the scene showed that the police set up a cordon around the church and the cars parked nearby were damaged.
At present, no organization has admitted to committing this attack, and the local police have not released any news in this regard.