Two makeshift explosive devices explode in a church in Central Java on December 7. Church leadership calls for calm during a time of ongoing attacks.
12/09/2010 Indonesia (AsiaNews) – Archbishop Johannes Pujasumarta, Archbishop of Semarang, has called the entire Catholic community “to remain calm” after the explosion of two bombs in the church of Christ the King in the district of Gawok (Kartasura, Central Java), on 7 December. The attack is the latest in a series of attacks on Christian places of worship. Chief Inspector of Police Edward Aritonang Central Java, has declined to comment about the possible perpetrator of the act.
The explosive was placed in two milk cans, along with nails and small stones. Tugimin, a local who was accompanying his mother to the market, witnessed the accident and tried to extinguish the fire caused by the explosion.