Terror suspect killed in fresh gunfire in Indonesia's Surabaya

Terror suspect killed in fresh gunfire in Indonesia's Surabaya

Terror suspect killed in fresh gunfire in Indonesia's Surabaya

Six civilians and four officers were wounded.

Before people had time to fully process that children had been used for the first time to carry out a suicide attack in Indonesia, it happened again.

Two police officers were among the injured after a series of explosions took place in the morning during Sunday service, Efe quoted East Java police spokesperson Frans Barung Mangera as saying.

In Surabaya, Indonesia, a family has involved an 8-year-old girl, in a suicide bomb attack in order to settle scores with an opposition.

The parents of Indonesian children and young adults who took part in deadly suicide bombings in Surabaya had isolated them within a tightly knit circle of militant Islamists, police said on Tuesday.

In all, 26 people - including 13 militants and their children - died since Sunday.

IS claimed responsibility for the church bombings in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.

And if the initial analysis by the police that the Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) is behind the recent attacks is accurate, then the local terrorist network has truly raised its game.

Such groups, which are loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as returnees from ISIS territories in the Middle East, pose a growing new threat in Indonesia, said Mr Evan Laksmana, a senior researcher at the Jakarta-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

The top security minister, Wiranto, who uses one name, said the government will attempt to hasten passage of an updated anti-terrorism law that has languished in parliament. At least one fatality was confirmed, but initial reports said at least seven people were dead, including four of the attackers, and that 10 people were injured, including four policemen.

Elsewhere family and friends mourned the deaths of the 12 people killed in the church blasts.

Terrorist in Indonesia made police their main target after a number of their leaders and fellow terrorist fighters were arrested or killed by special anti terrorist police squad.

The building is located behind Taman police station in Sidoarjo Regency which is bordered by Surabaya city where three churches were targetted earlier in the day. Authorities say the surviving children are being treated for physical and mental issues and will eventually be placed with safe family members.

Television footage appeared to show a person on a motorcycle driving into the grounds of a church before a bomb was detonated. An eight-year-old girl is the only surviving family member.

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