Indonesia: Suicide bombers strike police headquarters in Surabaya; one killed
At least one policeman was killed on Monday after suicide bombers struck a police headquarters in Indonesia’s second biggest city Surabaya, a day after a wave of suicide bombing at churches killed at least 14 people and injured scores of others.
CCTV footage showed a man and a woman riding a bike were stopped at the security checkpoint before they blew themselves up, AFP reported.
On Sunday, a family of six including two young girls exploded themselves at three churches in Surabaya during Sunday services. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group in which at least 14 were killed. The death toll is likely to rise as more than 40 were injured. Police said the bombers — a mother and father, two daughters aged nine and 12, and two sons aged 16 and 18 — were linked to local extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).
Just hours later, three members of a family were killed in a bomb explosion at an apartment complex about 30 kilometres from Surabaya. Police said the mother and one child died from the explosion and they shot dead the father who was carrying detonator. Two other children injured in the blast were taken to hospital.