JAKARTA Tod­dler dies after church at­tack

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A TOD­DLER suc­cumbed to her in­juries yes­ter­day fol­low­ing the Molo­tov cock­tail at­tack on an In­done­sian church, po­lice said.

Two-year-old In­tan Olivia Mar­bun was among four small chil­dren hurt when an at­tacker wear­ing a T-shirt with the word “ji­had” on it threw ex­plo­sives at the church on Bor­neo is­land on Novem­ber 13.

The kids had been play­ing in the car park of the church in the city of Sa­marinda at the time of the at­tack.

Lo­cal po­lice spokesper­son Fa­jar Se­ti­awan said Mar­bun suf­fered se­vere burn in­juries, adding: “Un­for­tu­nately the doc­tors could not save her ... she died early this morn­ing.”

The other chil­dren suf­fered less se­ri­ous in­juries.

Po­lice have ar­rested the sus­pected at­tacker, a 32-year-old man who was pre­vi­ously jailed over his in­volve­ment in a par­cel bomb plot in 2011, tar­get­ting a mod­er­ate Mus­lim cleric and the counter-ter­ror chief.

In­done­sia has the world’s big­gest Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion, but most prac­tise a mod­er­ate form of Is­lam. It is also home to sub­stan­tial pop­u­la­tions of Chris­tians, Bud­dhists and Hin­dus. –

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