Africa Map

African Press Agency

African Press Agency Logo
   

 Home
 Culture/Media/IT
 News
 Environment/Natural Resources
 Events
 Religion/Civilisation
 Business/Finance
 Global Conflicts/Terrorism
 Features
 Sports
 Science & Tech
 Economic & Social Development
 Energy/Mining
 Country Profile
 Useful Links
 Contact us

Home

Indonesia/ChurchBack
[Published: Sunday May 13 2018]

 Indonesia: Family behind Surabaya church attacks

 
JAKARTA 13 May (ANA) - Members of one family were behind a wave of blasts targeting three churches in Indonesia's second city of Surabaya, police say.
 
At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in the attacks.
 
A mother blew herself and two children up at one church, while the father and two sons targeted two others, police chief Tito Karnavian said.
 
Sunday's bombings, which the Islamic State group has claimed, are the deadliest in Indonesia since 2005.
 
Earlier in the day, Wawan Purwanto, of Indonesia's intelligence agency, said an IS-inspired group, Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), was suspected to be behind the attacks.
 
The father drove a bomb-laden car into the grounds of Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church.
 
The mother and her two daughters - aged 9 and 12 - had bombs strapped to them and blew themselves up at Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church.
 
The family's sons - aged 16 and 18 - rode motorcycles into Santa Maria Catholic Church, and detonated explosives they were carrying. It was their attack that came first, at around 07:30 local time (00:30 GMT). The other two attacks followed five minutes apart, police said, according to the Jakarta Post.
 
TV pictures showed debris scattered around the entrance of one church. Officials reportedly foiled attacks against other churches.(ANA)
FA/ANA/13 May 2018------
 

North South News website

Advertise banner

News icon Paris/Shooting
News icon US/Deportation
News icon India/Rapists
News icon Greece/Bailout
News icon India/Defence
News icon UN/Chief
News icon Iran/Total
News icon Zambia/Airways
News icon Melania/Africa
News icon Trump/Russia

AFRICAN PRESS AGENCY Copyright © 2005 - 2007