Heads should roll after Surabaya attacks, Jokowi told

15 May, 2018, 22:42 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • ANALYSISMay 14 2018 12:00pm The Times‘Middle-class’ bombers herald new era in Indonesia’s war on terror Richard Lloyd Parry Asia Editor

East Java police spokesman Sr. Com.

Inspector general Machfud Arifin told CNN Indonesia that the suicide attacks were carried out using a motorbike at St Mary's church and a auto at another. Police chief Tito Karnavian revealed that the father led the attack using a auto bomb in one of the churches, while his sons, aged 18 and 16, rode their motorcycles in another church.

Such groups, which are loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as returnees from ISIS territories in the Middle East, pose a growing new threat in Indonesia, said Mr Evan Laksmana, a senior researcher at the Jakarta-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

"For the kids, I think this is craziness", said Taufik Andrie, who runs an Indonesian institute that helps rehabilitate former militants ready to rejoin society.

Three members of a third family also died when homemade bombs exploded in their apartment Sunday night, and three children survived.

Twenty five people died in the two days of attacks including a total of 13 militants and their children. 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 USA and Australian support.

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

In Surabaya, Indonesia, a family has involved an 8-year-old girl, in a suicide bomb attack in order to settle scores with an opposition.

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A terror suspect was killed in a gunfire exchange with police anti-terror squad in Indonesian city Surabaya's Tandes district on Tuesday afternoon.

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.

Elsewhere family and friends mourned the deaths of the 12 people killed in the church blasts.

The mother also participated in the attack alongside their daughters, aged 12 and 9.

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

Karnavian said the father drove a bomb-laden vehicle into the city's Pentecostal church.

"According to police, on Sunday morning, "Two young boys aged 16 and 18 rode a motorcycle into a church courtyard and detonated their explosives".

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