Police in Indonesia Confirms Suicide Attacks Carried Out by Families


Time: 8:04 p.m. CEST

Two separate suicide bombings in Indonesia claimed by the Islamic State group involved families, including minors. Eight-year-old girl, brought by an Indonesian family at the scene of a suicide bomb attack survived, police confirmed on Monday. The attack targeted the police headquarters in Surabaya and aside the four perpetrators, killed six civilians and four police officers were injured. A day before, members of another family carried out coordinated attacks on three city churches that killed 12 people.

The Associated Press said, “Experts have warned for several years,” returning fighters of Syria could pose “a significant threat.” But, police withdraw previous information that members of the families were in Syria. The authorities said the father of the family was head of the Surabaya cell of Jemaah Anshorut Daulah, an affiliate of Islamic State group. Since Sunday, 25 people died, including 13 militants and their children, said the AP. Islamic State militants claimed the attack carried by only three attackers without mentioning children.

 

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