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

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

The church attacks occurred within minutes of each other, according to Surabaya police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera. "We stand ready to step up cooperation with the Indonesian side and other members of the global community to jointly counter terrorist threats and challenges and uphold peace and tranquility of the region and the world", he said.

Before people had time to fully process that children had been used for the first time to carry out a suicide attack in Indonesia, it happened again. The suicide bombers rode two motorbikes up to a checkpoint outside a police station and blew themselves up, Tito Karnavian, the police chief in Indonesia's second-largest city, told a news conference.

Tri, his wife Tri Ernawati, aged 43, and their other sons, MDA, aged 16, and MDS, aged 14, died instantly in the motorcycle bombing at the Surabaya Police Headquarters.

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.

The latest incidents in Surabaya saw three families - children included - with ties to the JAD involved in suicide bombing plots.

Twenty-five people have died since Sunday, including 13 militants and their children.

ISIS, from which the recent attackers reportedly took their cues, has always understood the power of using provocative violence, Barton said.

China said it was opposed to any form of terrorism.

It claimed responsibility for 11 attacks between 2000 and 2010, including the deadly 2002 Bali bombings that left more than 200 people dead and hundreds injured, many of them tourists. Jemaah Islamiyah, the al-Qaida affiliated network responsible for the Bali attacks, was obliterated by a sustained crackdown on militants by Indonesia's counterterrorism police with US and Australian support.

Earlier on Tuesday, police searched the home of the family that bombed Surabaya's police headquarters and found unexploded bombs.

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. All six members of the family were killed. The mother, with her two daughters, attacked the Christian Church of Diponegoro, he said.

"Don't hesitate to demand they step down from their positions to give a chance to those who are more reliable", said Rachland.

Television footage appeared to show a person on a motorcycle driving into the grounds of a church before a bomb was detonated.

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