Burnt-out motorcycles sit on the street following a bomb blast outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church in Surabaya, East Java province. Photo: AFP

Do Surabaya attacks signal a ‘barbaric’ turn, using families as suicide bombers?

Experts say having entire families explode themselves to kill others is a new tactic that the Islamic State seems to have initiated in Indonesia, which is no stranger to horrendous acts of terror

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Burnt-out motorcycles sit on the street following a bomb blast outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church in Surabaya, East Java province. Photo: AFP
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.

Resty Woro Yuniar

Resty Woro Yuniar

Resty Woro Yuniar is a Jakarta-based journalist who specialises in technology and business