Indonesia terrorist bombing

This item appears on page 5 of the May 2021 issue.

A suicide bombing outside of a church in Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia, wounded 14 people on Palm Sunday, March 28. The bombing occurred after two men attempted to force their way into the church near the end of the service but were prevented by security guards and church officials. The men returned to a motorbike outside the gate, and the explosion occurred.

Indonesia is home to active Islamist terrorist groups, some allied with Daesh (ISIL), who have targeted Christian locations in the past. However, no group had claimed responsibility for the Makassar bombing at press time.