Indonesia is under attack from Muslim extremists with the groups staging multiple attacks over several days.
Tourists in Indonesia, especially Bali should take extreme caution as the country continues to loose control to fundamentalists.
An explosion has hit a police station in Surabaya, Indonesia. It comes a day after coordinated suicide blasts at three churches there were perpetrated by members of one family.
A suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked the police office on Monday morning, according to the police. The exact number and severity of the casualties is unclear so far, but earlier reports citing unnamed officials indicated there had been at least one fatality.
“Clearly it’s a suicide bombing,” East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said at a briefing. “We can’t be open up all details yet because we are still identifying victims at the scene and the crime scene is being handled.”
On Sunday morning, three churches in Surabaya were hit by suicide bombers within 10 minutes of each other, killing at least 13 people and wounding around 40. Police said the attacks were all perpetrated by members of the same family, who used children as the suicide bombers.
The Indonesian intelligence agency said the church attacks were carried out by Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, a group affiliated with the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL). It had pledged allegiance to ISIS mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Yesterday 11 people were killed in three seemingly coordinated suicide bombings that hit churches in the second-largest city of Indonesia, police said. Dozens of people have been injured.
“The victims are still being identified,” said East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera. Police say they have also secured a fourth, unexploded bomb at a church.
Around 40 victims who were injured in the attacks were transported to hospital, East Java provincial police spokesman Colonel Frans Barung Mangera told reporters, as cited by the Straits Times.
The authorities said that the attacks were carried out by a local terrorist group linked to the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL). A spokesman for the country’s intelligence agency said that Jemaah Ansharut Daulah was behind the blasts. The group has pledged allegiance to ISIS mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The bombings are likely linked to a deadly riot in a high-security jail in Jakarta, which led to the death of five police officers and one inmate on Thursday, said Wawan Purwanto, the communication director at the intelligence agency, as reported by Metro TV. The failed prison break was claimed by IS, but authorities did not believe it was involved.