Suicide bombers in Indonesia identified as newly-wed couple

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JAKARTA, March 29 (Xinhua) — The perpetrators of a suicide bombing on a church in the Indonesian city of Makassar that wounded 19 people on Sunday were identified as a newly-married couple, a police officer said on Monday.

The National Police’s spokesman Argo Yuwono said the two were married six months ago.

“Investigations are still being carried out, including efforts to uncover other perpetrators,” he said in a statement.

The spokesman added that the National Police’s counterterrorism unit Densus 88 had searched for a number of places including the perpetrators’ house in order to find more evidence.

Earlier, the National Police’s chief Sigit Prabowo said the perpetrators allegedly had links to homegrown Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has been affiliated with the terror group Islamic State (IS).

One of the perpetrators, he added, was part of a group involved in a terror attack in the Philippines in 2018.

Both suicide bombers were killed in the attack, which also injured 19 others. The explosion happened at the Cathedral in Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, when the church was about to start the third mass congregation. Enditem

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