Four Children Orphaned After Surabaya and Sidoarjo Bombings

Two policemen stand guard after an explosion in Surabaya in Indonesia

Two policemen stand guard after an explosion in Surabaya in Indonesia

Police say a third family, three of whom were killed in the apartment explosion outside the city, were also JAD members. The youngest human bomb was just 8 years old.

IS claimed responsibility for the church bombings in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.

A 37-year-old housewife in Banda Aceh, identified by police by her initials WF, was arrested last night for allegedly posting a comment on Facebook supporting the horrific church bombings that took place in Surabaya on Sunday morning.

Futrianto was reported to have dropped off his wife, Puji Kuswati, and their two daughters, ages 9 and 12, at Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church in Surabaya, East Java.

At least 11 people died in the attacks in Surabaya on Sunday and more than 40 were injured.

A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing which wounded 10 people, police said, a day after a deadly wave of attacks on churches in the same city staged by another family also claimed by IS.

At least 26 people were killed and dozens more injured in the multiple suicide bombings, the deadliest terrorist strike in Indonesia in more than a decade.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo immediately flew from Jakarta to Surabaya in the aftermath of the attacks, calling them "the act of cowards, undignified, and barbaric". The group was responsible for the country's worst-ever attack, the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

Indonesia ranked 38 on Christian support organization Open Doors' World Watch List of the 50 countries where it is most hard to live as a Christian.

Bombings on three churches and a police headquarters are believed to be coordinated.

Mobile brigade police patrol around the Surabaya police headquarters following a suicide attack in Surabaya on May 14, 2018.

Police said they were hunting for two senior JAD members in East Java. "While the father Dita Oepriarto, detonated a vehicle bomb outside a third church".

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the use of children in the attacks was "sickeningly cruel".

One the same day, the family's two teenage sons, 16 and 18, drove their motorcycles to the Santa Maria Catholic Church, where they carried out similar attacks.

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