Six killed in Indonesia church bombings

Six killed in Indonesia church bombings

Six killed in Indonesia church bombings

The Islamic State, through its media outlet, claimed responsibility for the attacks in Surabaya, a port city on the east coast of Java Island.

"The father, whose initial is D, drove the Toyota Avanza carrying his wife whose initial is K and their two children". Across town, their two brothers harmed others by driving a motor cycle laced with explosives onto the grounds of a church before detonating.

"D then drove the auto containing bombs to the Pentecostal Church and blew it up. Both blew themselves up in front of the church".

At the news briefing alongside Gen Tito, Mr Joko said: "I have instructed police to look into and break up networks of perpetrators".

"We are angry", association official Gormar Gultom said, but urged people to let the police investigation take its course. Attacks on churches in 2000 killed 15 people and wounded nearly 100.

The church attacks came days after police ended a hostage-taking by imprisoned Islamic militants at a detention center near Jakarta in which six officers and three inmates died.

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The deadly blasts took place in Santa Maria church in Ngagel Madya area, Gereja Kristen Indonesia church on Diponegoro street and Pantekosta church on Arjuno street.

However, this task "can only be realized with the strength that God himself grants to the apostles", the pope said, adding that light of this, Jesus in the Gospel assures them that their mission will be sustained by the Holy Spirit, telling them that they will receive the "strength of the Holy Spirit" and will bear witness to him throughout the world.

Mulyo tried to help the security officer but stopped after he saw a backpack on one of the children. The explosive device deactivation team has neutralized a bomb.

It is reported BBC with reference to the head of the local police. According to CCTV footage, the bomb at that church went off at 7:08 a.m. (8:08 p.m. ET Saturday).

All six family members died in the bombings, including two children ages 9 and 12, police said.

Forensic proof signifies the bombs have been connected to the attackers' our bodies, Karnavian stated. "These terrorist attacks are cruel and inhuman", Widodo said after visiting victims at a hospital in Surabaya.

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"All religious teachings reject the doctrine of terrorism whatever the reason", he said. Police defused two unexploded bombs at the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church.

Meanwhile, Jakarta police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said police killed four members of JAD in Cianjur, in West Java province, at around 2am yesterday.

"Based on intelligence information, they were on the way to Brimob headquarters".

Christian worshippers at the three churches attacked are in shock.

JAD was blamed for the prison riot earlier this week. "Last year, the terror group published a video of a toddler shooting dead a prisoner in Syria".

Sunday's attacks were the deadliest the country has seen since 2005, when suicide bombings in Bali killed 20 people.

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Hence, hours before the barbaric attack against three Christian churches, it is known that counter-terrorists killed 4 terrorists belonging to JAD.

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