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Surabaya church bombings could signal a shift in terror strategy

Moments after learning that her church was hit by suicide bombers last Sunday, a 29-year-old parishioner in Surabaya thought: "They have finally come for us."

But the mother of a baby girl said she and her parents are ready to return to church this weekend - although her parents asked that the family and their church not be identified over fears that they may be targeted.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Church bombings could signal a shift in terror strategy'. Print Edition | Subscribe