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Indonesia – Surabaya Police Checkpoint attacks

No surprise in some respects as yet another exploding family attack a police checkpoint in Surabaya. The attack killed the four perpetrators, six civilians and four officers were wounded. The Surabaya death toll now stands at twenty-eight—some thirteen bombers and fifteen civilians, together with more than fifty wounded.

Another attack ended with four men “weilding swords” being dusted. (ABC)

Indonesia is estimated have an eleven hundred strong returning nut jobs from middle east conflicts. Videos on this site alone show Indo-foreign fighters appearing in executions videos all the way back to when the disaster of madness started late 2014.

The explosives used in these attacks are not uncommon in the region as they are commonly used in “explosive fishing.” In these events we see againg the tri-acetone tri-peroxide “satans breath” being utilised, again which has detailed explanation videos showing the process of manufacture posted all over the internet. Daesh have also produced videos with this single minded process front and centre of thier content. (Bomb recipe edited “Just Terror”- December 2016 – tangentcode )

Separately on Sunday some 14 hours after the Church attacks, three members of another family were killed when homemade bombs exploded at an apartment in Sidoarjo (red marker in map below), a town bordering Surabaya, police said. (Jakarta Post). The manufacture of the explsoive is extremely volitile and sensitive to friction and abrupt temperature change.

Travel warnings to Indonesia warn against travel to the region.

Note – without seeming jaded or cynical the adoption of one the “bomb children” survivors by an Indonesia policeman could be more of a media prop…just sayin’ – don’t believe everything in the media.


 “Instructions to Indonesia” (tangentcode) Jan 2016

and March 2015

and October 2016

Manchester to Jakarta to Egypt – May 2017

Two terror bombing attacks a day apart from each other and on opposite sides of the globe show the stark reality that is terror in the twenty first century. The first attack in Manchester at the end of pop concert killed over twenty people, some of the as young as eight. In Jakarta, half a world away. policemen were targeted in the eastern part of the city.

Below pics of Manchester crime scene

The Manchester terrorist has been named as Salman Abedi, 22 who had only returned to UK from Libya days earlier. Seventy three people are in hospital, twenty three of those in critical care. (here) The explosive used identified as “triacetone triperoxide” or TATP, was also used in the Paris and Brussels attacks (here). It is easily made from sulphuric acid, paint stripper and hydrogen peroxide and by carefully controlling the temperature as the components are added. It is known as “Mother of Satan” and is used in blasting caps or detonators. As a primary explosive it is an extremely energetic explosive. Methods of making TATP can be easily found on YouTube.

CCTV footage reportedly showed the Abedi placing a bag down in the foyer between Manchester Arena and Victoria station shortly before it detonated amid crowds leaving the concert.

“Abedi, who was born in the UK to Libyan parents who had fled Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, had shown signs of extremism including flying an Islamist flag from his Manchester home but not raised sufficient alarm to spark intervention by British security services.

The Burnage Academy for Boys confirmed he attended the school between 2009 and 2011 but said it could give no further details due to the ongoing investigation.

Abedi went on to study for a business and management degree at the University of Salford but dropped out at the start of his second year in September, getting a job in a bakery.

He was not well-known by neighbours in the tight-knit Fallowfield community in Manchester, but some noticed he had grown a beard and started to wear religious dress in recent months”

Predictable Daesh through its spider web of social media misanthropes has claimed responsibility for both acts of terror.

British police have been at odds with a leak of some of the investigation details, such as this press button trigger. (here) The other details leaked include the 12V battery used as power for the fuse, which would dispel any redundancy. This device was designed to ‘definitely’ explode. 

Further arrests (here)


Two suicide bombers detonated explosive devices near a bus stop with a delay of approximately ten minutes resulting in the death of three policemen.

The last attack in Jakarta in January 2016 (here)

Below is similar attack on Police – October 2016 (here) and in April 2017, Police kill six suspected terrorists (here)

Two  Daesh videos in context to both events – “Instructions to Indonesia” (here) and “Raqqa Aprile 2017 (here) which both have translated subtitles and are directed at the region.

NB: Manchester June 1996Arndale explosion (hereand 1992 (here)

Egypt – Daesh claim deadly attack on Coptic Christians.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for yet another cowardly attack that killed at least 29 Coptic Christian pilgrims traveling on a bus south of Cairo. 

Masked gunmen driving SUVs opened fire Friday on the caravan of Coptic Christians heading for the monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in the Minya governorate about 200 km’s south of Cairo.

In response, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi ordered Egyptian jets carry out airstrikes on camps in Libya used by militants responsible for the attack.

511 sectarian incidents July 2012 – May 2017 (infographic) 231 of those since Sisi took control after a military coup 2014.

a direct correlation between the high presence of Islamist movements, high levels of laxity by the security apparatus [and] high levels of poverty that contribute to the sectarian assaultsMariz Tadros

Jakarta Blast


Indonesia, Jakarta. 10:30am local time.

Eight people have been killed in a series of co-ordinated bomb attacks in central Jakarta. The attack has elements of imitation to other attacks around the world in recent months.

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Below is an image of a cache of weapons found on one of the neutralised militants.


In December the terror alert of impending attack was high, (here). Indonesia has a recent history of terror attacks as seen at Christmas eve 2000 attack which killed 18 people, and the 2002 Bali Bombing.

Further reading and background : “Al-Qaeda’s Second Front: Terrorism in Southeast Asia (here) 2005

Video below of interviews with Indonesian Terror Analysts, Rakyan Adibrata and Member of Parliament Aries Suditomo

Daesh release claiming Jakarta blast, (almost 12 hours later).


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