Indonesia church bombers included a child as young as 9

Indonesian policemen patrol outside a church following a suicide bomb in Surabaya

"We join the people of Indonesia in mourning those who lost their lives in the terrorist bombings of several churches in Surabaya", he added.

Jakarta has raised its alert status to siaga 1, the highest level, in the wake of suicide bombings that hit three churches and killed at least 10 people in Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday morning.

The blasts were nearly simultaneous attacks, including one by a suicide bomber disguised as a churchgoer in Indonesia's second largest city.

All three assaults focusing on Sunday Mass congregations occurred in Surabaya, a metropolis of round 2.eight million individuals in a rustic that holds the world's largest Muslim majority, Reuters reported.

"These attacks on peaceful worshippers are an affront to the tolerance and diversity embraced by Indonesians".

IS has claimed responsibility for several recent attacks in Indonesia, a lot of them carried out by its affiliate Jamaah Ansharut Daulah.

President Joko Jokowi Widodo rushed to Surabaya in the aftermath of the attacks while Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi took to Twitter to express her grief over the incident.

It has also claimed other attacks, such as violence earlier this month in a high-security prison near Jakarta, in which five members of security forces were killed.

A string of suicide bombings in Indonesia's Surabaya has left 13 dead and dozens injured.

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Also on Sunday, police said they killed four suspected members of JAD in Cianjur, West Java, and arrested two others. On or hand, a police report to which Reuters has access indicates that a suspect detonated a bomb in a vehicle in parking lot of a Pentecostal church, burning hundreds of motorcycles.

The attacks took place in Surabaya, a port city on the east coast of Java Island.

IS said it carried out Sunday's attacks in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.

The attacks occurred within minutes of each other.

The first bomb detonated at the Catholic Church of Santa Maria at about 7:30 a.m., after the two sons rode motorcycles into the church and detonated explosives they were carrying.

The church attacks came days after police ended a hostage-taking ordeal by imprisoned Islamic militants at a detention center near Jakarta in which six officers and three inmates died.

Almost 90% of Indonesians are Muslim, but the country is also home to sizeable communities of Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, and people who adhere to traditional beliefs.

Attempted crackdown: The Indonesian government has carried out a sustained crackdown on militant extremists, particularly since al-Qaida-affiliated radicals bombed a tourist section of Bali in 2002, killing 202 people.

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