JAKARTA Toddler dies after church attack
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. –