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ISIS claims deadly Indonesia church attacks

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The ISIS group was responsible for suicide attacks against three churches in Indonesia that killed at least 11 people on Sunday, it said via its propaganda agency Amaq.

"Three martyrdom attacks killed 11 and wounded at least 41 among church guards and Christians," it said via the Telegram messaging app.

The militant group's toll tallied with that of police following the seemingly coordinated attacks against three churches in the city of Surabaya at around 7.30am local time (00.30GMT).

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

Grieving family members pay their last respects to Martha Djumani, one of the victims killed during the May 13 Pantekosta church attack, ahead of her funeral in Surabaya on May 14, 2018. (AFP)
Grieving family members pay their last respects to Martha Djumani, one of the victims killed during the May 13 Pantekosta church attack, ahead of her funeral in Surabaya on May 14, 2018. (AFP)

In January 2016, ISIS claimed a gun and suicide attack in the capital Jakarta that left four attackers and four civilians dead.

In May last year, suicide attacks which killed three policemen and wounded a dozen more at a busy Jakarta bus station were also claimed by ISIS.

Days ago, a prisoner and five police officers were killed in clashes at a high-security jail during which inmates took an officer hostage.

ISIS said it was behind the riot, a claim authorities rejected.