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6 killed in Indonesia church bombings

IANS  |  Jakarta 

At least six persons were killed and 35 others injured as suicide bombers blew themselves up on Sunday during congregations in three churches in city, capital of Indonesia's province, officials said.

The deadly blasts took place in Santa Maria church in Ngagel Madya area, Gereja Kristen church on Diponegoro street and Pantekosta church on Arjuno street, told media, reported.

The first explosion took place at 7.15 a.m. (time) and was followed by others with the interval time of about five minutes, according to the police.

The attackers, disguising as followers of the morning sermon in the churches, detonated bombs which hit scores of followers, said the

The police have cordoned off all the scenes for investigation, said Barung.



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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 09:20 IST