Three families behind ISIS-inspired bombings in Indonesia's Surabaya

A Surabaya police office is the latest target in a series of bombings in Surabaya and neighbouring Sidoarjo

The police headquarters in the city of Surabaya has been the target of the latest suicide bomb attack, injuring police officers and civilians.

Police said the father detonated a auto bomb; the two sons, ages 16 and 18, reportedly used motorcycles rigged to explode; and the mother and two daughters, ages 9 and 12, wore explosives on their bodies, the BBC reported.

Police say the family that carried out Sunday's suicide bombings had indeed returned to Indonesia from Syria, and IS claimed responsibility for those bombings in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.

The attack followed a series of bombings a day earlier in the city that killed at least 17 people, reported ucanews.com. Two girls aged nine and 12 were among those who blew themselves up.

Oepriarto then drove the van to the Pentecostal Central Church, where, from inside the vehicle, he detonated another bomb, police said.

"Two people were riding (on the motorcycle) and a woman was sitting at the back".

Police have raided several locations and found more bombs.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, has struggled in recent months with a rise in Islamist militancy, which has come as ISIS has been squeezed out of its heartland in Syria and Iraq. Police blamed an Islamic State-inspired network.

The Pontiff said: "I am particularly close to the dear people of Indonesia, especially to the communities of Christians of the city of Surabaya, which were hit hard by the serious attack on places of worship".

Police clashed with rioting inmates at the facility near Jakarta last Tuesday.

The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. Based on their remains, Karnavian said the mother and daughters were all wearing explosives around their waists.

Indonesian police are increasing vigilance as they brace for more terrorist attacks.

The statement issued Sunday offered condolences to the families of victims and said the United Nations stands by Indonesia's efforts to fight extremism and prevent terrorism.

Related:

  • Jamaal Lascelles: Newcastle must do everything to keep Rafa Benitez

    Jamaal Lascelles: Newcastle must do everything to keep Rafa Benitez

    Benitez says he was "proud" to hear fans chant his name at St James's Park . Supporters chanted "Rafa Benitez, we want you to stay" during the game.
    Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo:

    Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo: "This means a lot for our Club"

    The second season we finished third, but we lost the possibility to win the league against Chelsea with the draw. He said: "One way is to spend money".
    What Got Mark Hamill to Return to the Star Wars Galaxy?

    What Got Mark Hamill to Return to the Star Wars Galaxy?

    While Luke will probably have a key role to play in the new movies, it’s certain the new actors will dominate the storyline. He felt he needed to know what all those years have done to Luke even if the material doesn’t get told in the actual movie.
  • IShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) Rises 0.25% for May 13

    Investors will commonly use Williams %R in conjunction with other trend indicators to help spot possible stock turning points. Investors and traders may be looking to figure out if a stock is trending before employing a specific trading strategy.
    Former Labour cabinet minister Tessa Jowell dies aged 70

    Former Labour cabinet minister Tessa Jowell dies aged 70

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair asked Jowell to coordinate the government's support for survivors and the bereaved. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and soccer legend David Beckham are among her admirers offering tributes.
    Wise casino advices

    Wise casino advices

    Tips casino players online You need to understand the difference between traditional casinos and online casinos. Still, the main goal, anyway, is to get a prize and the opportunity to become rich without putting an effort.
  • Australian blood donor James Harrison saving 2 millions peoples

    Australian blood donor James Harrison saving 2 millions peoples

    This is a potentially deadly condition that can occur when mothers and their unborn babies have incompatible blood types. However, an extraordinary Australian man deserves a lot more than that.
    Tiger Woods to play in The Open at Carnoustie

    Tiger Woods to play in The Open at Carnoustie

    His chipping was off the charts at the Valspar Championship, where he was fifth in strokes gained around the green. Woods and Mickelson hope the quality of golf changes, too. "I didn't hit the ball close enough today", Woods said.
    Bachelor party in Kiev — unforgettable impressions are guaranteed

    Bachelor party in Kiev — unforgettable impressions are guaranteed

    Spectacular dancers will complement the spectacular dance of any composition, leaving an unforgettable impression in your memory. A special chic to the club is given by colorful and incendiary performances, over which a professional choreographer works.
  • MI5 head warns Europe against underestimating the Islamic State

    MI5 head warns Europe against underestimating the Islamic State

    Mr Barnier has previously declared the United Kingdom will be cut from security and defence involvement once it leaves the EU. He says 12 plots in the United Kingdom have been thwarted since Parliament was attacked in March 2017.
    Palestinian teen wounded in Gaza clashes dies: Ministry

    Palestinian teen wounded in Gaza clashes dies: Ministry

    The Palestinian leadership rejected Washington's traditional role as a mediator following Trump's Jerusalem decision . The move infuriated the Palestinians, who claim Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital.
    Global Resource Coin

    Global Resource Coin

    In addition, from the year 2018 GRC’s cryptocurrency rate is expected to grow due to its social usefulness and relevance. In order to do this, you need to have a considerable amount of money, a special financial education and a special license.

Comments

Other news