A member of the police bomb squad unit examines the site of an explosion outside the Immaculate Santa Maria Catholic Church, in Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday morning (13/05). (Antara Photo)

Hours After Surabaya Church Bombings, Explosion Reported at Police Station in Nearby Sidoarjo


MAY 13, 2018

Jakarta. A bomb exploded on Sunday (13/05) evening behind the Taman Police station in Sidoarjo, East Java, a police spokesman said.

"It is confirmed that a bomb went off behind the Taman Police office," East Java Police spokesman Commissioner Frans Barung Mangera told the Jakarta Globe on his way to the crime scene.

The police office is located near Surabaya, where suicide bombings rocked through three churches earlier in the day, killing at least 13 and wounding more than 40 others.

No casualties have so far been reported in the Sidoarjo blast.