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JAKARTA - As the rain teemed down and guests feasted on chicken curry, Muhammad Lukman married his burqa-clad bride in a late night ceremony at the home of Rizaldi, the head of their Islamic prayer group, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Guests who attended the August wedding said the ceremony was held at 10 p.m., deemed auspicious.
This week, on Palm Sunday morning, the newlyweds strapped pressure cooker nail bombs to their chests and detonated them as they drove into the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in the provincial capital of Makassar.
Their deaths followed the killing of their wedding host in January, shot by counter-terrorism forces.
The millennial, newlywed bombers were the only fatalities in the cathedral attack, but the incident offers a view into the Islamic State's dangerous legacy in Southeast Asia, and the personal and family ties that bind religious extremists across the region.
In Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, pro-ISIS groups remain a threat two years after the ultra-radicals were defeated in Syria and Iraq, analysts say.
The Makassar church bombing was the third such attack perpetrated by husband and wife suicide bombers from Indonesia in recent years.
In May 2018, an Indonesian family of six, a husband and wife and their four children, detonated explosives at several churches in the Javanese city of Surabaya, part of a series of attacks that killed 28 people.
Less than a year later, Ulfa Handayani Saleh and her husband Rullie Rian Zeke, both Indonesians, bombed a cathedral in Jolo, in the southern Philippines, killing 23 and injuring more than 100.
Ulfa was the sister of Rizaldi, whose home was where the Makassar bombers were married.
"This is the unique legacy of ISIS promoting the rise of familial terrorism," said Noor Huda Ismail, a visiting fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, "A number of Indonesians joined ISIS as family members."
More than 1,100 Indonesians left the country to join ISIS, sometimes as whole families, including toddlers and infants, said Sidney Jones, director of the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC).
In part, they were influenced by effective ISIS propaganda that idealised the concept of rearing children in a pure Islamic state, she said. Hundreds were deported or returned after ISIS was defeated in 2019.
'DO WHAT YOU CAN'
Police said the Makassar bombers were a couple who belonged to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an Islamic State-inspired group suspected of suicide attacks in Surabaya and elsewhere.
Given the fragmented nature of JAD, Jones said it was instructive to examine the personal ties that reveal how extremists connect up across the region.