New Terror Trend? Wave of Family Suicide Bombers Follows Intense ISIS Training for Kids

Homeland Security | 5/16/2018 | Bridget Johnson
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A wave of ISIS-claimed suicide attacks in Indonesia showed a disturbing new trend -- the family that bombs together.

This comes after years of an intense focus by the terror group on training youths, even very young children, in the ways of jihad.

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The Sunday attacks on three churches, followed by an accidental detonation during explosive-device construction that evening and an attack on a police station the next day, led Indonesian authorities to announce new crackdowns on online extremist content.

In Surabaya, mother Puji Kuswat brought her 9- and 12-year-old daughters to the Indonesian Christian Church. She detonated a bomb on one of her children before detonating her own suicide bomb, authorities said. After dropping off that bombing team, father Dita Sopriyanto drove to the Pentecost Central Church and detonated an explosive. Two teenage sons went to Santa Maria Catholic Church and detonated suicide bombs. Thirteen people were killed.

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The father was believed to be head of a Jamaah Ansharut Daulah cell, a splinter of Bali bombers Jemaah Islamiyah and a group that pledged allegiance to ISIS. Officials said the family had lived with ISIS in Syria and returned home last year. They suspect that the attacks may have been ordered from ISIS HQ in response to a prison riot days earlier in which five counterterrorism officers...
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