>> A family of six bombers, including a child as young as nine, launched attacks at churches in Indonesia on Sunday. That's according to official who say more than a dozen people have been killed and 40 wounded. Police blame the bombings on Jemaah Islamiyah, an Islamic State inspired group that has drawn in hundreds of IS sympathizers in Indonesia.
Islamic State has also claimed responsibility, but not released any evidence. The attacks took place in Indonesia's second biggest city, Surabaya, early on Sunday, and targeted Christens attending services at three locations.>>
> Police told reporters that the husband in the family had driven a car containing explosives into the front gate of one church.
The wife and two daughters aged 12 and 9 were involved in the attack on a second church, they said. And at the third church, two sons aged 18 and 16, quote, rode the motorbike and had a bomb across their laps. The family, police said, were among 500 Islamic State sympathizers who had returned from Syria.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo called the attacks barbaric. He said he had ordered police to break up the networks of the perpetrators. The world's largest Muslim majority country has seen a recent resurgence in home grown militancy, in part inspired by Islamic State. The attacks also come just days after militant Islamists prisoners killed five members of an elite counter terrorism force during a 36 hour standoff at a high security prison on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta.
A spokesman for the Indonesia's intelligence agency said that incident was likely linked to Sunday's bombings.