New Isis tactic: suicide-bomber families?
An apparently new style of terror attack has Indonesian authorities worried that the Isis terror group, also known as Islamic State, is now using entire families to wage jihad as suicide bombers. In May, terror attacks by three different families targeted three churches and a police headquarters, killing 12 civilians and 13 of the attackers and inuring at least 46. The attackers included girls ages seven, nine and 12. Isis claimed responsibility for the attacks, two years after claiming its first Southeast Asia attack, in Jakarta. “Indonesia may have set a truly horrible precedent,” said Sidney Jones of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict. “It’s a very significant development. It hasn’t happened before in Indonesia or elsewhere that I know of where whole families were involved as suicide bombers.”
Families took part in the recent rash of terror attacks in Indonesia