BINTANGNEWS.com – North Sumatra Police confirmed on Sunday that the suspect in the attack St. Yosep Catholic Church in Medan did not act alone and may have had connections to the Islamic State (IS) movement.Some of the churchgoers said they saw two people run from the church when the bomb failed to explode properly. Members of the congregation said they did not really pay attention to the two people because they were busy trying to save themselves while others were trying to prevent the suspect, identified as Ivan Armadi Hasugian, 18, from attempting to kill the priest, Albert Pandiangan.
Nur said they were also investigating the involvement of IS in the terror attack against the church following the discovery of a document with an IS symbol in the suspect’s wallet.
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