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Suicide bombers attack 3 churches in Indonesia leaving 6 dead and 35 injured
In a latest terrorist attack that took place in Indonesia, three churches were attacked by suicide bombers in Surabaya, the second largest city of the country.

As per reports, the suicide bombings have left at least six people dead and 35 others injured. However, the death toll could rise further as some among the injured are in critical condition. There are also reports of a fourth blast having taken place in the city as well but whether that was a suicide bombing or not has not yet been confirmed. 

The pictures from the scene of the incident show the extent of the intensity of the blasts with churches engulfed in fire and debris lying around them. What also matters is the fact that the attacks come just a day after Indonesia suffered an attack on a high security jail in which five soldiers of the country's elite counter-terrorism were killed. 

The three churches that have come under attack are the Santa Maria Catholic Church, the Indonesian Christian Church and the Pentecost Central Church.  

Taking preventive measures, the police have ordered all churches to remain closed for this Saturday and Sunday. The city was also to hold a famous food festival which now stands cancelled.

 

As per a report in Reuters which quoted a spokesperson for the country's intelligence agency, the organisation behind the attacks is Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD). JAD is an Islamist extremist organisation operating within Indonesia that has been responsible for terrorist attacks in the past as well.

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