Surabaya attacks: When even wives and children of terrorists become fair game

Police taking away the remains of a victim in a body bag following a bomb blast outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church in Surabaya, Indonesia, on May 13, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA - The world was shocked on Sunday to learn that an Indonesian couple had involved their four children, one of whom was just nine years old, in a coordinated suicide attack on three churches across Surabaya.

The church bombings in Indonesia's second largest city claimed 18 lives, including the family of six who mounted the strike, and injured more than 40.

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