Terror suspect's wife in Sibolga detonates herself with two children

Terror suspect's wife in Sibolga detonates herself with two children

Fire gutted the terror suspect's home in Sibolga following an explosion on Wednesday (March 13, 2019) at around 2 a.m. local time. (photo : Antara)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The wife of Husain, alias Abu Hamzah, a terror suspect arrested by the Police's counterterrorism squad, Densus 88, in Sibolga, North Sumatra, March 12, detonated herself along with two children at her home, early Wednesday.

"Based on information from the field, the wife exploded herself at around 2 a.m. local time. At this moment, the police team is sterilizing the scene and trying to retrieve the remains of (the woman and children)," Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo, spokesman of the Indonesian Police, stated here, Wednesday.

Husain's wife and children were believed to have died in the explosion, but the police have yet to enter their home over doubts of plenty of bombs in the home located in the densely populated Pancuran Bambu area, Sibolga Sambas Sub-district.

Husain, while being arrested on Tuesday afternoon, managed to detonate a bomb that injured several officers.

Husain's wife and children were at home after the arrest. The police later attempted to negotiate with the woman to come out of her home, believed to contain bombs inside.

Reporting by Dyah Dwi Astuti, Fardah
Editing by Suharto
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