Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Family photo becomes new picture of militancy in Indonesia

Family photo becomes new picture of militancy in Indonesia

Police said they uncovered the link between the three families through interviews with the surviving children of the Sidoarjo family. I think the police and other security officers are extremely alert in response to what has happened.

Christians are calling for prayer after several churches were attacked in Indonesia - with a single family suspected of carrying out the bombings.

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

A Surabaya police spokesman said police arrested 13 suspects over the two suicide bombings carried out by two families, after conducting raids in Surabaya and its neighbouring cities of Malang and Pasuruan.

Based on a CCTV recording, the suicide bombers, identified as one family consisting of five people on two motorcycles, tried to get into the station, but the bomb exploded as the police officers guarding the gate stopped them.


In all, 26 people - including 13 militants and their children - died since Sunday.

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

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

The content of the films included footage from Syria and Iraq, as well as Isis attacks in France, and was meant to encourage those in the group to commit terrorist attacks, he said.

China said it was opposed to any form of terrorism.


A security camera video of the attack on Surabaya's police headquarters showed at least one explosion after the four attackers rode two motorcycles up to a security checkpoint. 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.

Security remained tight around police buildings Tuesday in Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city.

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.

"These children have been indoctrinated by their parents".

The daughters were aged 9 and 12, while the sons were 16 and 18 years old, respectively.


Oepriarto blew himself up at Surabaya Center Pentecostal Church, while his two sons killed themselves at Santa Maria Roman Catholic church.

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