Indonesia suicide bombing kills one, injures 29

11:52, April 16, 2011      

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A policeman wounded in the suicide bombing receives treatment in Cirebon, Indonesia, April 15, 2011. (Xinhua/Jiang Fan

The suicide bombing in a mosque at a police station in West Java province killed the alleged bomber and injured 29 people, police said Friday.

Six of the wounded were in serious conditions, including the Cirebon district police chief, provincial police chief Suparni Parto told reporters here. "Let us work so that we can uncover this case quickly, give us time," Parto said.

National Police chief Timor Pradopo said security at other police stations and crowded areas in the province would be strengthened so as to prevent similar attacks.

"Security at sub-district police stations and mass-gathered places would be stepped up," the national police chief said, adding that police would work to identify the perpetrators as well as their motives.

While standing in the second line of prayers in the mosque, the alleged bomber blew himself up with a bomb that was packed with nails and other metal objects.

"When I tried to move to the second line of the prayers, someone moved there before me, and then the bomb exploded," said 50-year-old Singgih who survived the attack.

He suffered from multiple wounds in the front of his body because the bomber was standing right before him.

"Many people at the first line were hurt at their back," said Singgih at a local hospital.

Source: Xinhua

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