Suicide bombing in Indonesia police station, one injured


Jakarta: A suicide bomber reportedly attacked the police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Solo on Tuesday at around 7:30 a.m. local time, killing himself and injuring another police officer. "He argued that he wanted to go to the canteen. He forced his way in using a motorbike and blew himself up," the police spokesman told television station 'Metro TV'.

"The information is the perpetrator died." According to initial information, a member of the police was injured, he added. In January, a suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta left four civilians and four attackers dead, the first major attack in Indonesia for seven years.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, has suffered several Islamic extremist attacks in the past 15 years, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. A crackdown had weakened the most dangerous networks, but the emergence of the Islamic State group has proved a potent new rallying cry for radicals. Hundreds of Indonesians have travelled to the Middle East to join the jihadists, stoking fears that extremist groups are being revived and more attacks could be on the horizon. Last month police arrested three suspected militants accused of planning to launch IS-inspired suicide bombings in the city of Surabaya.