We’re getting a few more details from the bombing of three churches yesterday, and it’s pretty horrific.
Indonesia national police say Surabaya suicide bombers were parents and their children aged 18,16,12 & 9 and had returned from Syria— Stephen Wright (@stephenwrightAP) May 13, 2018
#UPDATE A family of six, including two young girls, were responsible for suicide attacks that killed at least 11 and injured dozens during Sunday church services in Indonesia's city of Surabaya, police chief says pic.twitter.com/yqYcNNiu1Z— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 13, 2018
Pray for the victim of Bomb in 3 Church Sunday morning in Surabaya, Indonesia. One of the victim's names is Bayu. He stopped a motorcycle that brings suicide bomb into the church St. Mary Immaculate. His body is totally destroyed because of the bomb. pic.twitter.com/hyK1qFTraA— Fr. Yohanes Thedens (@YohanesThedens) May 13, 2018
And ISIS has taken responsibility for the horrible act:
ISIS claims responsibility for church attacks in #Indonesia.— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) May 13, 2018
Amaq statement: "3 martyrdom attacks leave 11 dead & at least 41 injured from the church guards and the Nasara (deregatory term for Christians) in the city of Surabaya..." @akhbar pic.twitter.com/KCvt71paad
Gruesome info from Surabaya bomb attacks: the two young daughters 9 and 12 years old were both wearing suicide belts. The mother detonated one daughters belt first before exploding herself. They were the only dead at this church. Their father and brothers hit two other churches— Step Vaessen (@stepvaessen) May 13, 2018
ONE FAMILY..a Mum, a Dad, two boys aged 16 and 18 and two little girls aged 9 and 12 are responsible for the suicide bombings in Surabaya. Just think about that for a moment.— James Massola (@jamesmassola) May 13, 2018
Indonesian police: Suicide bombers who hit churches in Surabaya were all from same family - parents and four children - and were returnees from Syria.— Tom Allard (@tom_allard) May 13, 2018
Here’s video of the aftermath:
Here’s more from the story then it broke yesterday.