05/14/2018, 09.56
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More suicide attacks in Surabaya: police headquarters hit

Four police officers and six civilians were injured. The authorities have not yet revealed the number of victims of the suicide attack. Eyewitnesses report that one of the two kamikaze motorcyclists was a man, along with a woman and a child sitting on the passenger seat. Yesterday morning, a series of coordinated attacks on three Christian churches in the cities had caused 14 deaths (including the six attackers) wounding 41 people.

Jakarta (AsiaNews / Agencies) - A bomb attack - almost certainly a suicide attack - took place this morning at Surabaya police headquarters, the provincial capital of East Java.

Police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera confirmed that the attack occurred near the entrance of the structure at 8.50 am, adding that four police officers and six civilians were injured following an attack carried out by a family of five terrorists, who they blew themselves up on two motorcycles. An eight-year-old girl who was with the group survived and is now hospitalized.

The explosion took place a few hours after a bomb exploded prematurely in a Sidoarjo apartment, causing three victims. Yesterday morning, a series of coordinated attacks on three Christian churches in the cities had caused 14 deaths (including the six attackers) wounding 41 people. The Islamic State has claimed the terrorist attacks.

The authorities have not yet revealed the number of victims of today's attack. The investigators' video recordings are being examined, but reveal that the explosion came from a motorcycle. Eyewitnesses report that one of the motorcyclists was a man, along with a woman and a child sitting in the passenger seat.

Meanwhile, the East Java police found a connection between the attacks on churches and that of Sidoarjo. "The same type of explosives were used," says Frans. Both cases involved entire families of bombers.

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