Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Department of Foreign Affairs warns Aussie tourists of fresh Bali terror attacks

Department of Foreign Affairs warns Aussie tourists of fresh Bali terror attacks

The children are believed to have had little or no contact with others outside their families and were shown jihadist videos by their parents, police said. I think the police and other security officers are extremely alert in response to what has happened.

The first explosion took place in Surabaya's Santa Maria church, killing four people, including the suicide bomber. It met at the home of Dita Oepriarto, who led his wife and four children in an attack on three churches, East Java police Chief Mahfud Arifin told reporters Tuesday.

Coordinated suicide bombings at three churches were carried out Sunday by a family of six that included girls aged 8 and 12.

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.

According to police, all members of the family died in the attacks, which ISIS claimed responsibility for via its Amaq News Agency.

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

Using women and children in militant attacks has always been a tactic deployed in other countries - Nigerian terror group Boko Haram often uses children as suicide bombers.

The family was one among hundreds in Indonesia, who had returned from Syria and has observed the IS occupation there.

THE Department of Foreign Affairs says it "continues to receive information" terrorists are planning fresh attacks in Indonesia and has warned Australians to take particular care in the country over the next few weeks. 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.

The attacks are thought to have been perpetrated in support of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, an Indonesian jihadi group that supports ISIS.

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. "Now if you go to the airport, there's a tight security check, and even if you go to some housing areas and malls they are also conducting security checks", Michelle said.

The daughters were aged 9 and 12, while the sons were 16 and 18 years old, respectively. Meanwhile, police were also able to recover a few more homemade bombs around the church's vicinity, which the bomb squad properly detonated and disposed of.

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