Families behind Indonesia bombings belonged to same religious study group

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

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

He said the child survived the explosion, and CCTV footage showed a child stumbling around in the aftermath. I think the police and other security officers are extremely alert in response to what has happened.

The mother and the daughters, who had bombs strapped to them, attacked the Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church.

The terror attacks in East Java took place just five days after a riot at a detention center at the National Police's Mobile Brigade headquarters (Mako Brimob) in Depok, West Java, which led to the deaths of five police officers and an inmate and a 36-hour standoff between terrorist inmates and security forces.

The families behind a wave of suicide bombings in the Indonesian city of Surabaya were all members of the same religious study group and radicalised their children through homeschooling, investigators in East Java have said.

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

The flurry of bombings raised concerns that previously beaten-down militant networks in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation have been reinvigorated by the return of some of the estimated 1,100 Indonesians who went to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria.

Police ordered the temporary closure of all churches in Surabaya on Sunday, and a large food festival in the city was cancelled.

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The use of children in the attacks has been particularly horrifying to people.

China said it was opposed to any form of terrorism.

Officials have identified Oepriarto as the head of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an Indonesian IS-inspired network.

At least 26 people were killed and dozens more injured in the multiple suicide bombings, the deadliest terrorist strike in Indonesia in more than a decade. The incidents left 18 people killed including the family of six.

Terrorist in Indonesia made police their main target after a number of their leaders and fellow terrorist fighters were arrested or killed by special anti terrorist police squad.

Another witness said that they saw two men enter the churchyard on their motorbikes and one of them carried a backpack. The church bombings were swiftly followed by other attacks, including one Monday that targeted a police station and was carried out in the company of the attackers' 7-year-old daughter.

At Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church, Futrianto then drove his auto onto the church grounds and detonated explosives.

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