Indonesian church suicide bombers from same family: police chief

2018-05-13 13:51
Police and soldiers (L) examine a site following attacks outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church on May 13, 2018. 
A series of blasts, including a suicide bombing, struck churches in Indonesia, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens in the deadliest attack for years in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. (Photo: AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO)

Police and soldiers (L) examine a site following attacks outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church on May 13, 2018. A series of blasts, including a suicide bombing, struck churches in Indonesia, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens in the deadliest attack for years in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. (Photo: AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO)

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Surabaya - A family of six, including two young girls, were responsible for Islamic State-claimed suicide attacks that killed at least 11 and injured dozens during Sunday church services in Indonesia, national police chief Tito Karnavian said.

The family - a mother and father, two daughters aged 9 and 12, and two sons aged 16 and 18 - were linked to local extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, which supports IS, Karnavian said.

Indonesian president Joko Widodo slammed the attacks, telling reporters: "We must unite against terrorism."

"The state will not tolerate this act of cowardice," he added.

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