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F 150: Indonesia suicide bombing

INDONESIA was hit by another devastating suicide bomb yesterday, just a day after 11 people were killed in attacks on three churches in East Java.

A family of five carried out the attack on a police headquarters in the city of Surabaya in which six civilians and four police officers were wounded. They approached the building on two motorbikes before detonating their bombs.

A family of six killed themselves and eight others on Sunday by bombing three churches in East Java’s capital. Police blamed an Islamic State-affiliated group for both bombings.

Increased Islamist activities in Indonesia have raised concerns over growing networks in the world’s most populous Muslim country.

An explosion at a block of flats in the city late on Sunday has been confirmed as a terrorist attack.

Police spokesman Barung Mangera said the bomb went off prematurely killing a woman and her 17-year-old daughter. The father was found holding a detonator and shot dead.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said he was “appalled at reports that children were used to participate in the attacks."

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