Bomb Attacks Rock Three Indonesia Churches

JAKARTA, Indonesia—At least five people were killed in attacks at three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Sunday, according to a law-enforcement official.

The three attacks in Indonesia’s second largest city took place before Sunday services began.

Frans Barung Mangera, a spokesman for East Java’s police, said three churchgoers were killed and 15 people suffered injuries in the attacks.

The attacks follow the May 9 killing of five policemen at a terrorist detention center outside Jakarta by inmates supporting Islamic State.

In the early 2000s, Indonesia was rocked by terrorist attacks by affiliates of al Qaeda, including a bomb attack in Bali that killed 202 people, many of them foreign tourists.

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