The six were described by neighbors and friends as just a normal, middle-class Indonesian family.
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Friends and neighbors describe the Muslim parents as normal and nice, associating regularly with Christians who lived nearby and letting their home-schooled children play with others in the neighborhood.The entire family was killed in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya.Before people had time to fully process that children had been used for the first time to carry out a suicide attack in Indonesia, it happened again. Another family – including a 7-year-old child who survived – participated in a similar suicide mission at police headquarters in the same city Monday.Three members of a third family also died when homemade bombs exploded in their apartment Sunday night, and three children survived.Authorities say the surviving children are being treated for physical and mental issues and will eventually be placed with safe family members.Using women and children in militant attacks has long been a tactic deployed in other countries – Nigerian terror group Boko Haram often uses children as suicide bombers.
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