Personel Brimob berjaga di halaman Gereja Katolik Stasi Santo Yosep pascaperistiwa teror bom di lokasi tersebut, Medan, Sumatra Utara, Minggu (28/8). Polisi menangkap satu orang laki-laki yang mencoba melakukan bom bunuh diri di dalam Gereja Katolik Stasi Santo Yosep. ANTARA FOTO/Irsan Mulyadi/kye/16

Muslim Suicide Bomber Attacks Catholic Church in Medan

Jakarta. A suicide bomb attempt at a Catholic church in Medan, North Sumatra, Sunday morning (28/08) has left the suspect with minor injuries after the bomb failed to detonate correctly.

Father Albert S. Pandingan was leading the Sunday service at Medan’s St. Yoseph church when the suspect, identified as I.A.H., ran towards to pulpit and attempted to stab the priest. The bomb hidden in the suspect’s vest failed to detonate, only creating sparks which injured the would-be attacker. The priest sustained only minor scratches to his arm.

I.A.H. is a 17-year-old student from Setia Budi in Medan Selayang, North Sumatra.

Members of the church congregation seized the suspect, who was carrying a knife, an axe and a pipe bomb in his backpack, before police arrived to clear and secure the venue.

h/t TB

  • tom_billesley

    Ivan Armadi Hasugian
    Police released picture of his ID and sketch of an Islamic State flag that they’d confiscated. His ID states that his religion is ISLAM. His actions won’t have anything to do with islam of course.

  • Arm Christians.

    • xavier

      Yup and unleash them. When the scum see slow motion videos of their correglioniats being ventilated by dozens of shooters. They’ll double down at first but when the body count rises, the scum will slink back to their holes

      • Christians don’t have to hunt around for Islamofascists. They can just go about their daily business and if someone tries anything funny, kablammo.

        • xavier

          Agreed. Further, the Christians need to stop being so understanding and give the finger to the Moslems imams. These lowlives need to be told in blunt, clear and direct language that THEY’re responsible. If they don’t denounce this crap, the Catholics will. Time to stop sweating or being fearful, it’s liberating to know that they hate Christians so the latter can adjust their behaviour accordingly

          • It’s a little different in Indonesia and places like that where violence is definite ending. Here it’s a matter of lawfare or things like that. This is why it’s important to arm questions. Shoot first and ask questions later.

  • tom_billesley

    Not a lone wolf?
    Randa said that when some people tried to apprehend the suspect, two unidentified people ran from the church. “We never saw them,” Randa said.