Suicide bombers hit Indonesian police station

A damaged motorcycle is seen outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church in Surabaya on May 14.

A damaged motorcycle is seen outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church in Surabaya on May 14.

Suicide bombers, apparently members of a single family, attacked a police station in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Monday, a day after another family blew themselves up at three Christian churches. Monday’s bombing, which involved four attackers on two motorcycles, injured 10 people, including four police officers, and killed all the attackers. An 8-year-old girl who was on one of the motorcycles was blown clear and survived. On Sunday, a husband and wife used their four children in suicide attacks on the churches, killing eight people. “These attacks are the nightmare scenario that’s been anticipated since Indonesians affiliated with ISIS have returned from the Middle East,” said Greg Barton, chair in Global Islamic Politics at Deakin University in Australia.

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