Surabaya, Indonesia

The Week (US) - - News 9 -

Chil­dren as sui­cide bombers: A wave of deadly ISIS-in­spired sui­cide bomb­ings car­ried out by two fam­i­lies—in­clud­ing their young chil­dren—hit Indonesia’s sec­ond-largest city this week. A fam­ily of six, with chil­dren ages 9 to 18, killed at least seven peo­ple by bombing three churches; just hours later, an­other mil­i­tant fam­ily of five rid­ing two mo­tor­bikes blew them­selves up out­side po­lice head­quar­ters in the city, killing four of the fam­ily and two oth­ers. The fam­ily’s 7-year-old daugh­ter was thrown clear of the ex­plo­sion and sur­vived. An­other fam­ily of six ac­ci­den­tally blew up their apart­ment while mak­ing bombs; three of the chil­dren sur­vived. All three fathers were be­lieved to be mem­bers of the ISIS-in­spired group Ja­maah An­sharut Daulah.

Mourn­ing the mur­dered

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