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.

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