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Church bombings in Indonesia's second-biggest city leave 13 dead

Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide attacks carried out by family

Indonesian President Joko Widodo speaks to local authorities at one of the bombing sites in Surabaya on May 13. (Photo courtesy of the Indonesian presidential secretariat)

JAKARTA -- Bombing at three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city, have left multiple people dead and dozens injured, with authorities investigating it as possible instances of terrorism.

The bombings happened early Sunday morning, possibly targeting weekly prayers. General Tito Karnavian, chief of the national police, said that 13 people died and a further 43 people were injured in the suicide bombings. He said the three attacks were carried out by members of a single family with links to Islamic state-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah. One attack was carried out by a mother and two young children, the police said.

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