all churches in Surabaya, and a large food festival in the city was cancelled.
Police ordered the temporary closure of all churches in Surabaya, and a large food festival in the city was cancelled.
Indonesia has carried out a sustained crackdown on militants since bombings by Al Qaeda-affiliated radicals in Bali in 2002 killed 202 people.
Christians, many from the ethnic Chinese minority, make up about 9 per cent of Indonesia’s 260 million people.
In Jakarta, the Indonesian Church Association strongly condemned the attacks and called on people to wait on authorities to investigate.
“We are angry with these attacks, but we leave it to the authorities to resolve them,” said Gormar Gultom, an official with the association.