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Vehicle explodes in Indonesia's Surabaya, several police wounded

Vehicle explodes in Indonesia's Surabaya, several police wounded

The troubling discovery Monday of a trove of completed bombs in a housing complex outside Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, came a day after members of a single family carried out three attacks against separate churches in the city, killing seven people.

A security camera video of the attack on Surabaya's police headquarters showed at least one explosion after the four attackers rode two motorcycles up to a security checkpoint.

The government may offer more support to Indonesia, in the wake of the bombings. Two girls aged nine and 12 were among those who blew themselves up.

Despite their apparent allegiance to the Islamic State group, the church-bombing family were not returnees from Syria, police said yesterday, correcting their earlier statements.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo called the attacks "the act of cowards, undignified and barbaric". At least 10 people were reportedly injured.

On Sunday night, a bomb in the Wonocolo low-priced housing complex in Sidoarjo exploded prematurely, killing a woman and her 17-year-old child, police said.

A family was also responsible for a series of suicide bombings on churches on Sunday, which claimed 13 lives. The four perpetrators on two motorbikes died after driving into the building gateway and detonating explosives, according to police, who said an 8-year-old girl on one of the motorcycles was thrown from the vehicle but survived.

Families behind Indonesia bombings belonged to same religious study group

Abdurrahman has been connected to several deadly incidents, including a 2016 gun and suicide attack in Jakarta that left four attackers and four civilians dead.

"There will be no compromise in taking action on the ground to stop terrorism", he told reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, on Monday. Its leaders were killed in police raids and hundreds of militants were arrested.

He said that the attack was carried out by a family of five.

"There has been an explosion, we don't know exactly what happened", he said. Indonesian National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian described the attacks as a reprisal for Indonesia's prosecution and imprisonment of the Jemaah Ansharut Daulah leadership and said that all three families implicated in the blasts had been friends.

Also on Sunday at around 9 pm, a homemade bomb prematurely exploded in the neighboring city of Sidoarjo in what the police have disturbingly described as another family affair, akin to the Surabaya church bombings.

Although considered Indonesia's largest pro-IS coalition, JAD's structure and links to the global terror network are murky.

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