So some of the attackers were among the 500 individuals who had traveled from Indonesia to fight for ISIS in its now-defunct Caliphate and had been allowed to return to Indonesia! Obviously question: why would you allow trained and committed ISIS fighters back into your country? How stupid do you have to be to take these killers back? Unfortunately, there are plenty of leaders in Indonesia, and Western Europe, who are plenty stupid!
SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said….
Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy and police said the family who carried out Sunday’s attacks were among 500 Islamic State sympathizers who had returned from Syria.
“The husband drove the car, an Avanza, that contained explosives and rammed it into the gate in front of that church,” East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera told reporters at the regional police headquarters in Surabaya.
The wife and two daughters were involved in an attack on a second church and at the third church “two other children rode the motorbike and had the bomb across their laps”, Mangera said.
The two daughters were aged 12 and 9 while the other two, thought to be the man’s sons, were 18 and 16, police said.
They blamed the bombings on the Islamic State-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).