JAKARTA - The National Police have said the wife and children of suspected terrorist Husein, aka Abu Hamzah, blew themselves up early on Wednesday in the family's residence in Sibolga, North Sumatra, following Husein's arrest.
"We have received information that the wife blew herself and the children up at 1:30 a.m.," National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.
He said police had yet to enter the scene to gather forensic evidence as they needed to ensure there were no more explosives inside the residence.
"They suspect some explosive materials are still there. It's dangerous for the personnel," Dedi added.