Bomb explodes in front of Surabaya church, killing two people

Surabaya, E. Java,  (ANTARA News) - A bomb exploded in front of Santa Maria Tak Bercela Church in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya at around 07.30 a.m local time on Sunday, killing two people and injuring 13 others.

"We suspect it is a suicide bomb attempt. We have identified one victim," spokesman for East Java Provincial Police Senior Commissioner Frans Barung Mangera said.

One of the victims was the suicide bomber who died in the scene, while the other died at the hospital, he added.

"Thirteen people who sustain injuries have been rushed to the hospital. Two of them are on-duty police officers," he said.

The police would share update information on the incident, he said adding: "It`s a sad news amid tranquil situation in Indonesia. We will open a media center."