Indonesia bomb attacks: attack hits Police HQ in Surabaya

14 May 2018

Indonesia bomb attacks: attack hits Police HQ in Surabaya

A car bomb has exploded in front of police headquarters in Surabaya, Indonesia on Monday morning, a day after 13 people were killed in a string of coordinated suicide bombings that targeted three churches.

The blast occurred at 8:50am (local time). East Java Police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said the full extent of the casualties is still unknown.

“There has been an explosion, we don’t know exactly what happened,” he said.

Mr Mangera said that the explosion killed three people: a father, mother, and their child, and that two other children were also wounded.

The attack has follows the horrific events of Sunday morning, when a family of six (a couple and four of their children aged between 9 and 18), carried out planned suicide bombing attacks on three churches in Surabaya, a port city on the on the island of Java.

Another bomb exploded at 9:00pm (local time) on Sunday on the fifth floor of an apartment complex in the town of Sidoarjo in East Java, where three people were killed.

The attacks are the most deadly seen in Indonesia in more than a decade.