Surabaya bombings: Christian leaders tell congregation 'not to fear'

Indonesian policemen patrol outside a church following a suicide bomb in Surabaya

After the explosions, the East Java Police instructed all churches in Surabaya to close down pending the police's investigation.

Mangera told the AP that minutes later, a second explosion went off at the Christian Church of Diponegoro and a third explosion went off at the Pantekosta Church.

Forty-one people - including two police officers - are in hospital being treated for injuries following suspected terrorist attacks in Surabaya, a port city on the east coast of Java Island, East Java Police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said.

Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority country, has seen a resurgence of Islamist militancy in recent months.

This is a developing story.

The latest attacks in predominantly Muslim Indonesia came days after police ended a riot and hostage-taking at a detention centre near Jakarta that left six officers and three inmates dead.

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One person died in a hospital, bringing the death toll to eight, police said.

Indonesian television showed debris scattered around the entrance of one of the churches and police closing off certain areas as crowds began to gather.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for that incident although police denied its involvement.

A series of attacks in Indonesia by suicide bombers on churches in the city of Surabaya were suspected to be carried out by the ISIS-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a spokesman for the country's intelligence agency said on Sunday.

Christians, many from the ethnic Chinese minority, make up about 9 per cent of Indonesia's 260 million people. "I saw dead bodies and people injured", she said. The network of about two dozen extremist groups has been implicated in a number of attacks in Indonesia over the past year.

As of 10.30 a.m., police reported that at least nine people had been killed, while at least 40 had been injured in the attacks.

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