Sibolga (ANTARA) - North Sumatra Police Chief, Inspector General Agus Andrianto, has revealed that the suicide bomber who detonated herself at her home in Sibolga, Central Tapanuli District, on early Wednesday, was identified as Solimah.

The body of Solimah, who came from Padangsidimpuan city in South Tapanuli District, North Sumatra Province, was partly destroyed, and her mangled body parts were found around 70 meters from the crime scene, he told journalists in Sibolga on Wednesday.

"The police's Disaster Victims Identification (DVI) team members have been doing their work to ensure that none of her body parts remains on the area," he noted, adding that the Sibolga mayor and Central Tapanuli District head would immediately help fix residents' houses damaged by the bomb blasts.

In connection with the remains of homemade bombs still found inside the terror suspect's house, Andrianto stated they would be destroyed at the backyard of Central Tapanuli police precinct on Thursday.

For safety reasons, the police investigators also warned local residents to avoid entering the terror suspect's home, as the bomb remains were still found inside, he explained.

The wife and child of Husein were killed inside the house located in front of Al Mukhlisin Mosque at Cendrawasih Street on Wednesday.

According to Andrianto, the remains of the bombs would be destroyed at the backyard of the Central Tapanuli police precinct, considering the local residents' trauma after hearing the bomb blasts.

Indonesia has become the target of attacks by terrorists since 2000, and the spread of radicalism and terrorism continues to threaten the country.

Antara noted that in May 2018, a church in the East Java city of Surabaya was attacked. Three years ago, ISIS supporters in Indonesia had launched a suicide bombing and shooting attack in Jakarta on Jan 14, 2016, which led to the death of eight people, including three innocent civilians.

The incident has been added to the list of deadly assaults carried out by terrorist cells in Indonesia. From 2000 to 2012, more than a dozen attacks took place in the capital city, including the Australian embassy bombing on Sept 9, 2004, and the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotel bombings on July 17, 2009.

One of the best ways to free Indonesia from the vicious circle of radicalism and terrorism is by empowering women in the country, as they can actively contribute to the rescue of Indonesian children from being misled by terrorist recruiters.

Reporting by Juraidi, Jason, Rahmad Nasution

Translator: Juraidi, Jason, Rahmad Nasutio
Editor: Gusti Nur Cahya Aryani
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