Daesh attacks in Paris, Indonesia rattle world

BLAST SITE: Forensic officers working at the Pentecost Church in Indonesia on Sunday. — Reuters
BLAST SITE: Forensic officers working at the Pentecost Church in Indonesia on Sunday. - Reuters

Surabaya/Paris - Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks, in a message carried on its Amaq news agency.



By Reuters

Published: Sun 13 May 2018, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 14 May 2018, 1:39 AM

Two attacks in a span of 24 hours woke us up to the reality of the continuing threat posed by Daesh-inspired terrorists to peaceful life in cities of Asia and Europe. 
In Paris, an attacker, who was a naturalised Frenchman born in Russia's Chechnya region, went on a stabbing spree on Saturday night, killing a 29-year-old man and wounding many, before police shot him dead, officials said.
The attack took place in the busy Opera district known for its many restaurants, cafes and the Palais Garnier opera.
In Indonesia's second largest city of Surabaya,  a family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said. "The husband drove the car, an Avanza, that contained explosives and rammed it into the gate in front of that church," police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks, in a message carried on its Amaq news agency.
 


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