Indonesia terror: One dead, arrests made in Surabaya raids

Indonesia terror: One dead, arrests made in Surabaya raids

Indonesia terror: One dead, arrests made in Surabaya raids

At least 11 people, including a suicide bomber, were killed and 41 injured on Sunday in bomb attacks on three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya.

The most serious incident was in January 2016 when four suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a shopping area in central Jakarta.

Six members of the same family blew themselves up in three separate attacks on churches in the city, during Sunday service.

A third is that the intent of such attacks is to actively destabilise secular Muslim states such as Indonesia, Iraq and Egypt where the civil authority takes precedence over religious institutions and in which a wide range of races, cultures and religious groups have historically live together in harmony. Experts have warned for several years that when those fighters return, they could pose a significant threat.

Daesh claimed responsibility for all the attacks in statements carried by its Amaq news agency.

Back at work today, Mr Roni still can't believe children are being used as deadly weapons by their own parents. "This is showing how extremist ideology can entrap children".


All told, 25 people have died since Sunday including a total of 13 militants and their children.

Two other churches were targeted as well, but bombs failed to explode at St. Jacob's Church in West Surabaya and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral, according to the Post. The top security minister, Wiranto, who uses one name, said the government will attempt to hasten passage of an updated anti-terrorism law that has languished in parliament.

Another family reportedly attacked a police station this morning, wounding 10 people including police officers. The motorcycles, which moved closely together, pulled up alongside a vehicle and four officers manning opposite sides of the checkpoint. At the moment of the explosion, two apparent civilians are walking into the checkpoint just meters from the motorcycles. Its leaders were killed in police raids and hundreds of militants were arrested.

"The children probably don't know what's going on or don't understand", he said. A large blast was heard hours after the attacks, which Mangera said was a bomb disposal squad "securing" a remaining device.

Futrianto was reported to have dropped off his wife, Puji Kuswati, and their two daughters, ages 9 and 12, at Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church in Surabaya, East Java. Based on their remains, Karnavian said the mother and daughters were all wearing explosives around their waists.

A man looking at burnt-out motorcycles following a bomb blast outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church (Surabaya Gereja Pantekosta Pusat) on May 13.

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