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Suicide bombers at Surabaya Police HQ one family

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya   /   Mon, May 14, 2018   /   01:19 pm
Suicide bombers at Surabaya Police HQ one family Police and military personnel work at the site of a blast at a low-cost apartment complex in Sidoarjo, East Java, on May 13, just hours after a series of blasts targeting churches in the neighboring city of Surabaya. Earlier on May 13, a family of six, including two young daughters staged suicide bombings at three churches in Surabaya prior to the start of Sunday services, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. (AFP/Juni Kriswanto)

East Java Police have confirmed that four suicide bombers who attacked the Surabaya Police headquarters on Monday morning were the second family to have carried out terror attacks in the province in the past two days.

“The four perpetrators at the [Surabaya Police] headquarters used two motorcycles and have been declared dead,” East Java Police Chief Machfud Arifin said on Monday.

An 8-year-old girl who was riding with the perpetrators survived the attack. She has been transferred to the Port Hospital Center in Tanjung Perak.

Read also: Sidoarjo bomb also involved family of six: E. Java Police

The attack has left three police officers and three civilians injured. Previously on Sunday morning, a family of six were said to have carried out three deadly bombings at three churches in Surabaya. They were all killed in the attack, along with at least seven other people.

On Sunday night, a bomb prematurely exploded in Sidoarjo, killing two adults and their son who were believed to have been planning to launch a terror attack in the city. Two of their other children survived the explosion. (ahw)