Nineteen injured following bomb attack at Catholic church in Indonesia

Two suicide bombers believed to be members of an Islamist militant group attacked a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday on the first day of the Easter Holy Week, wounding 19 people, police said. The mass was finishing when the attackers detonated at least one device outside the church. The two… Read More Nineteen injured following bomb attack at Catholic church in Indonesia

Indonesia releases alleged 2002 Bali bombings mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesian Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, the suspected mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, walked free from prison on Friday after serving 10 years for setting up a militant training camp. Bashir, 82, who was never convicted of a direct role in the bombings, would enter a deradicalisation programme amid concerns… Read More Indonesia releases alleged 2002 Bali bombings mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesia to release suspected mastermind of 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir upon completion of his jail term

Indonesia will release radical cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir from prison later this week, its government said on Monday, upon completion of his jail term. Bashir, 82, who was among Indonesia’s most notorious extremists, is considered the spiritual leader of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah (JI) network. He… Read More Indonesia to release suspected mastermind of 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir upon completion of his jail term

Four officers, six civilians injured as Islamist family attack police checkpoint in Indonesia

A family of Islamist militants in Indonesia carried an eight-year-old into a suicide bomb attack against police in Surabaya on Monday, a day after another militant family killed 13 people in suicide attacks on three churches in the same city. The suicide bombers rode two motorbikes up to a checkpoint outside a police station and… Read More Four officers, six civilians injured as Islamist family attack police checkpoint in Indonesia

Thirteen dead, several injured as family launch suicide attacks on churches in Indonesia

A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy and police said the family who carried out Sunday’s attacks… Read More Thirteen dead, several injured as family launch suicide attacks on churches in Indonesia