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Authorities say ISIS-linked family conducted suicide bombings at Indonesian churches

According to authorities, an ISIS-linked family carried out suicide bombings at three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya earlier today. The bombings came just days after other ISIS-affiliated militants conducted a prison riot south of Jakarta. ISIS has long targeted Christians, among many others. The group previously ruled that suicide attacks aimed at churches were an acceptable way to attain “closeness to Allah.”

US designates Indonesian-based jihadist group

State’s designation notes that the Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI), which is responsible for several terrorist attacks in Indonesia, also has ties to al Qaeda’s branch in Syria.

Indonesian authorities hunt Islamic State operative’s cyber recruits

On Mar. 30, the US Treasury Department designated Bahrun Naim as a terrorist. Naim is one of the most prolific planners of the Islamic State’s so-called “remote-controlled” attacks. Most of his plots have been thwarted by counterterrorism officials, but he has a broad network of supporters in Indonesia.


Ilham Syafii, a suspected terrorist linked to the Poso-based group headed by Santoso, was killed in shootout with police in South Sulawesi. Police said they have convinced a group of Islamic State supporters to cancel a gathering organized by the Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid and slated for Jan. 11 in Semarang, East Java. In December, Malaysian […]


The US Embassy issued a warning about a security threat to US-linked banks and hotels in Surabaya. Indonesia’s Supreme Court reversed its earlier conviction of Saudi citizen Al Khelaiw Ali Abdullah, who had been found guilty of helping finance the twin terrorist attacks in 2010 on the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in Jakarta. The […]