Few hours after the coordinated suicide bomb attack targeted at churches in Indonesia, that killed 13 people, another bomb attack has been carried out in Indonesia and this time, the target is a police headquarters in Surabaya in the country.
It is alleged that a family of five, including an eight-year-old girl, carried out the bomb attack on a police headquarters in Surabaya killing at least one person and injured 10, an Indonesian police official claims.
According to the East Java police spokesman, Frans Barung Mangera the blast occurred at 8.50am.
The local Police has confirmed that the attack was carried out by a family of five, including an eight-year-old girl, who drove up to the gates of the police station on two motorcycles and then detonated the explosives at the security checkpoint.
Mangara also states that the young girl has been taken to the hospital and is receiving medical care.
Here is what he said::
“A child who was with them, an eight-year-old girl… has been taken to the hospital.”.
Mangera in a press briefing alo rerveals that:
“Clearly it’s a suicide bombing. We can’t open up all details yet because we are still identifying victims at the scene and the crime scene is being handled.”
The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo said while addressing both the three-pronged attack on Sunday and those on the police station on Monday morning said:
“This is the act of cowards, undignified and barbaric.
He also made it clear that he would make sure that a new anti-terrorism law was passed through parliament by next month to combat the networks of Islamic militants in Indonesia.
The country has barely recovered from the bomb attack on churches over the weekend.