On May 13th, 2018, at least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured in multiple suicide bombings at three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, in a coordinated attack police said was carried out by one family and their children.
The family’s father carries out one of the attacks by exploding a car bomb, while the man’s two sons, aged 18 and 16, use a motorbike in their attack. Their mother carries out another attack with her two children, aged 12 and nine.
Isis claimed responsibility for the attacks through its media agency, Amaq, but did not produce any evidence for the claim.
The first explosion at the Santa Maria Catholic church, kills four people, follows attacks at the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal church and GKI Diponegoro church minutes later on Sunday.
The mother, Puji Kuswanti says that she and her two daughters, Fadila Sari, 12, and Pamela Rizkita, nine, bombed the GKI Diponegoro church.
At the same time, the family’s two teenage sons, Yusuf, 18 and Alif, 16, rode motorcycles close to the entrance of the Santa Maria Catholic church, where they detonated their bombs. Their father, Dita, drove a car bomb into the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal church.
The blasts occurred within minutes of each other, just after 7.30am on Sunday morning as parishioners were heading into the churches for services.
Allegedly, the family involved recently returned to Indonesia from Syria, where hundreds of Indonesians have traveled to join Islamic State, including entire families.
JAD is a terrorist group based in Indonesia that was formed in 2015 and is composed of almost two dozen Indonesian extremist groups that pledged allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. JAD consists of several factions such as the splinter of the Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid outside the leadership of Abu Bakar Ba’syir, the Maman Abdurahman group, the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) group led by Santoso, and the Al Mujahirun group which is a splinter of the Hizb ut-Tahrir group.
That was a suicide bombing in Indonesia at May 13th 2018 done by JAD (Jamaah Ansharut Daulah) aka ISIS they bombed 3 churches with different location at the same day and the suspects are still in one blood father wife and childrens they go separate ways to 3 locations