Suicide bomber detonates explosives outside church in Indonesia

Story highlights

  • Police confirm 20 people are injured
  • The blast goes off as churchgoers were leaving service
A suicide bomber detonated explosives outside a church in central Java, Indonesia, on Sunday morning, wounding about 20 people.
In the immediate aftermath of the blast in the town of Solo, officials provided conflicting figures for how many were killed. However, the Indonesian national police and local law enforcement confirmed later that only the suicide bomber died in the attack.
The blast went off at the church's entrance as attendees were leaving a service, police said.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono condemned the attack and ordered an intensive investigation.