Indonesian terror attacks highlight an often forgotten truth

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The girl was with two other adult attackers on a motorcycle and was thrown out of the moving vehicle but survived, police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said. Police said it was as though they wanted to be easily identifiable.

Inspector general Machfud Arifin told CNN Indonesia that the suicide attacks were carried out using a motorbike at St Mary's church and a auto at another.

Such groups, which are loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as returnees from ISIS territories in the Middle East, pose a growing new threat in Indonesia, said Mr Evan Laksmana, a senior researcher at the Jakarta-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

This is because the JI, and now the JAD, whose members have pledged their allegiance to ISIS, are indoctrinated to remain in a state of war, said Universitas Indonesia terrorism expert Ridlwan Habib.

"Following the attack, people are more cautious".

Twenty-five people have died since Sunday, including 13 militants and their children. Jemaah Islamiyah, the al-Qaida affiliated network responsible for the Bali attacks, was obliterated by a sustained crackdown on militants by Indonesia's counterterrorism police with USA and Australian support.

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A security camera video of the attack on Surabaya's police headquarters showed at least one explosion after the four attackers rode two motorcycles up to a security checkpoint.

Karnavian said the father of the family that carried out the church bombings was head of the Surabaya cell of Jemaah Anshorut Daulah, an Indonesian militant network affiliated with IS that has been implicated in attacks in Indonesia in the past year.

Terrorist in Indonesia made police their main target after a number of their leaders and fellow terrorist fighters were arrested or killed by special anti terrorist police squad. He said that all the children who survived their parents' attacks will be given counseling to help them recover.

Oepriarto blew himself up at Surabaya Center Pentecostal Church, while his two sons killed themselves at Santa Maria Roman Catholic church. The church bombings were swiftly followed by other attacks, including one Monday that targeted a police station and was carried out in the company of the attackers' 7-year-old daughter.

Earlier Tuesday, police searched the home of the family that bombed Surabaya's police headquarters.

Elsewhere family and friends mourned the deaths of the 12 people killed in the church blasts.

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