Attack on Police in Indonesia Suspected suicide bomber dies

India Daily Post: Television broadcast images showed smoke and a shower of fragments coming from the parking lot area and people rushing out of buildings around the headquarters after the blast.

The suspected suicide bomber blew him up outside police headquarters in Indonesia’s city of Medan on Wednesday, wounding six people, police said; just a month after an Islamist militant attacked a former security minister.

The motive for Wednesday’s attack was not immediately clear, but Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, has suffered resurgence in homegrown militancy in recent years, with some attacks targeting police.

National police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said the perpetrator had died and four officers and two civilians, one of whom was a police employee, had been wounded by the blast in a car park at Medan police headquarters at 8:40 a.m.

All pieces found at the scene will be tested by a forensic lab to determine the type of bomb, Prasetyo told a news conference.

Indonesia’s anti-terrorism unit, Densus 88, was investigating whether it was a lone wolf attack or linked to a radical group like the Islamic State-inspired Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has carried out a series of attacks in the country, he said.

Television broadcast images showed smoke and a shower of fragments coming from the parking lot area and people rushing out of buildings around the headquarters after the blast.

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