Three separate locations were hit by the bombings around 7:30 am (0030 GMT) in what appeared to be coordinated attacks that included suicide and possibly vehicle bombings.
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Police said at least five suicide bombers were involved, including at least one on a motorcycle and a woman who had two children with her, according to The Associated Press.
A series of attacks in Indonesia by suicide bombers on churches in the city of Surabaya were suspected to be carried out by the Islamic state-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a spokesman for the country's intelligence agency said on Sunday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.
Two other attempted attacks were also reported at two other churches.
"We have confirmed one died at the scene, one died at the hospital, two police officers were injured and there are some civilians injured", Mangera said.
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The newest assaults got here days after police ended a riot and hostage-taking at a detention middle close to Jakarta that left 5 useless and 5 injured.
The last attack targeting Christians occurred in February, when a man attacked a church congregation with a sword in the town of Sleman.
Although the country is majority Muslim in its population, there is a significant population of Buddhists, Hindus and Christians; the latter being specifically targeted in recent months.
Separately, an internal police report reviewed by Reuters said a suspected bomb exploded in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Pentacostal church, setting alight dozens of motorbikes.
Bombs at crowded nightspots on the resort island of Bali kill 202 people, mostly foreign tourists, in Indonesia's worst-ever terror attack.