Sep 25 2011
Fortunately, only the Muslim bomber was killed in what Hillary Clinton likes to calls a moderate Muslim country. 20 Christians were wounded.
The Blaze A suicide bomber attacked an Indonesian church packed with hundreds of Protestant worshippers Sunday, killing himself and wounding at least 20 other people, police and hospital officials said. The blast in Solo town in Central Java province occurred just as people were filing out at the end of the service.
“This is clearly a suicide bombing,” said police spokesman Col. Djihartono, adding that the explosive appeared to have been strapped to the bomber’s stomach. It was packed with nails, nuts and bolts, found scattered around his body.
“Everyone was screaming,” a witness told Metro TV. “I saw fiery sparks and, near the entrance, a man dead on the ground, his entrails spilling out. People around him were splattered with blood,” said Fani, who goes by only one name, like many Indonesians.
Indonesia, a predominantly Muslim nation of 237 million, has been hit by a string of suicide bombings blamed on the al-Qaida-linked network Jemaah Islamiyah and its offshoots since 2002, when a strike on two Bali nightclubs killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists.
Bombings by solo “jihadis” have continued, however, often targeting Christians, security officers and members of Islamic sects deemed “blasphemous” by hard-liners.