A mother, father and their 4 children carry out deadly suicide bombings in Indonesia

Dita Oepriarto and his wife Puji Kuswati, pictured with their. Police say the family carried out deadly suicide terror bombings at churches in Indonesia. (Twitter)

A family of six perpetrated a series of deadly suicide bombings at churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 40, according to the BBC.

The parents have been identified as Dita Oepriarto and his wife Puji Kuswati. Oepriarto reportedly dropped off his wife and their two daughters, ages 9 and 12, at Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church. Witnesses say that the woman, who was carrying two bags, “forced her way inside” the church, grabbed a civilian, and detonated an explosive device. The girls and their mother are said to have had bombs strapped to their bodies.

The couple’s sons, ages 16 and 18, detonated explosives at the Santa Maria Catholic Church. Oepriarto set off a car bomb on the grounds of the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church.

The bombings came within minutes of each other, according to police. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the violence, making this the worst attack by the Islamic State in Indonesia. For more on the story, watch the video below.

Read the full story at the BBC.


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