United Nations chief condemns terrorist attacks in Indonesia

The deadly blasts all occurred within 10 minutes of each other police said

The deadly blasts all occurred within 10 minutes of each other police said

Puguh identified the victims as the father, mother and their eldest son. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks against the three churches via its propaganda news agency Amaq. Kuswati, with her two daughters, attacked the Christian Church of Diponegoro, he said. They were apparently outside the room where the homemade bomb prematurely went off.

On Sunday, a family of six blew themselves up at three churches in Surabaya during morning mass services. It was their attack that came first, at around 07:30 local time (00:30 GMT).

The attacks occurred within minutes of each other, according to police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera.

"Together we invoke the God of peace to cease these violent actions, and in the heart of all, find space not for hatred and violence but for reconciliation and fraternity", he said.

Image copyright EPA Image caption A burnt-out auto in front of one of the bombed churches in Surabaya What happened next?

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"The husband drove the auto, an Avanza, that contained explosives and rammed it into the gate in front of that church", East Java police spokesperson Frans Barung Mangera told reporters at the regional police headquarters in Surabaya.

Forensic evidence indicates the bombs were attached to the attackers' bodies, Karnavian said.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo toured the site with government ministers Sunday afternoon, meeting with local authorities and politicians before visiting the wounded at a local hospital.

Also on Sunday, police said they killed four suspected members of JAD in Cianjur, in West Java province, and arrested two others.

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This appears to be the worst attack linked to IS in Indonesia.

It was the first major attack in Jakarta since Jemaah Islamiyah's 2009 simultaneous attacks on the J.W. Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels, which left seven people dead.

The 2002 bombings on the tourist island of Bali, which killed 202 people, mostly foreigners, are Indonesia's deadliest terror attack.

The six bombers also died, Karnavian said.

The BBC's Rebecca Henschke in Jakarta says Indonesia had been widely praised for its anti-terrorism crackdown since then, but the rise of IS overseas has invigorated the country's loosely constituted jihadi networks.

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