'Mother of Satan' explosives used in Surabaya church bombings

'Mother of Satan' explosives used in Surabaya church bombings

The attacks are believed to have been instigated by radical Indonesian group, the Jemaah Ansharut Daulah network, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

Police have not released the names of the newly arrested suspected terrorists but said they were connected to the perpetrators in the Surabaya attacks, including the family of Dita Oeprianto, who blew themselves up at three churches in the provincial capital on Sunday. With her two daughters present, Kuswati hugged a parishioner before detonating her bomb, according to the Associated Press which cited a security guard. "While the father Dita Oepriarto, detonated a vehicle bomb outside a third church".

The sons aged 16 and 18 rode a motorcycle onto the grounds of the Santa Maria Church and detonated their explosives there, he said.

The building is located behind Taman police station in Sidoarjo Regency which is bordered by Surabaya city where three churches were targetted earlier in the day.

Mobile brigade police patrol around the Surabaya police headquarters following a suicide attack in Surabaya on May 14, 2018. Six civilians and four officers were wounded.

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The children were probably led to their deaths without a full awareness of their fate, said Ade Banani, of the University of Indonesia's research centre of police science and terrorism studies. The mother, with her two daughters, attacked the Christian Church of Diponegoro, he said.

Surabaya police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said the militant died in a shootout in a Surabaya neighbourhood with counterterrorism police, who had tried to arrest him over possible involvement in the attacks that killed at least 13 people. On Feb. 11 in Central Java's city of Yogyakarta, a Muslim extremist attacked a Catholic church.

"China strongly condemns these terrorist attacks in Surabaya, Indonesia". "But, this is the first time it happened in Indonesia".

Al-Qaeda has carried out the deadliest attacks in Indonesia, killing more than 200 people on the island of Bali in 2002.

Nearly immediately afterwards, there were explosions in a protestant church on the Diponegoro street, where two people were killed, and another one at a pentecostal church on Arjuno street, where another two people died. This type of explosive is commonly used by Islamic State (IS) militants when carrying out terror attacks.

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