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Suicide bombing at Indonesian church injures 22

| September 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



SOLO, Indonesia — A suicide bomber blew himself up inside an Indonesian church as hundreds of worshippers were filing out after the Sunday service, injuring at least 22 people, police said. The bomber's mangled body lay at the entrance of the Tenth Bethel Gospel Church. Around him, screaming people were splattered in blood. Police Chief […]




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How the Good Friday Bomb Plot Was Foiled

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



A lucky turn of events appeared to have led police to the timely discovery of the plan to blow up a church and weapons warehouse in Serpong, Tangerang. According to police, P., a graduate from Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic University (UIN), accompanied by a friend, surveyed a gas pipeline in the area. The site was familiar, […]




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Good Friday observed under tight security

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Christians across the country observed Good Friday with churches under tight security, especially in Jakarta. Edwin, a Petamburan Church security guard on Jl. Arohmah, Petamburan, Central Jakarta, said on Friday that security coordination for the Good Friday Mass had been arranged the day before. “[The church security] coordinated with police officers from Pejompongan Police, local […]




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150-kg Bomb Was Targeting Church, Officials Say

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



A massive 150-kilogram bomb found buried beneath a gas pipeline in Serpong, Tangerang, on Thursday morning was targeting the nearby Catholic Church in a Good Friday attack, officials said. National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo said the arrest of 19 suspects on Thursday led police to the gas pipeline near a church in Serpong, where […]




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Attacks on Indonesian Churches Spiked in 2010, Group Says

| February 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



Violations of Christians’ religious freedom in Indonesia jumped from 12 incidents in 2009 to 75 last year, according to a report from the Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace. Setara Institute researcher Ismail Hasani said at a press conference last week that 43 incidents involved attacks on churches and other security threats, sealing of worship […]




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