Indonesian police shot dead a presumed militant after he stabbed two policemen inside a mosque close to the national police home office in Jakarta, not as much as seven days after an Islamist assault on security powers.
The aggressor had recently completed the process of praying with a few policemen and different worshippers on Friday night when he wounded the two officers and shouted ‘infidel’, said national police representative Rikwanto, who like numerous Indonesians passes by one name.
The culprit instantly fled away to an adjacent crowded bus terminal and denied to surrender.
“He rather threatened to assault us with a blade. In the wake of warning shots were fired, he was executed on the spot,” Rikwanto said.
The two cops were wounded in the neck and face and are being dealt with at a nearby hospital.
The intention and identity of the aggressor are as yet being analyzed, police representative Setyo Wasisto told leading news agency on Saturday.
Indonesia has seen a string of low level assaults since January a year ago completed by Islamic State sympathizers for the most targeting on the police.
The assault is just the second assault on the police this week.
Last Sunday, two charged IslamicState group militants attacked the police headquarters in North Sumatra territory leaving a policeman dead.
In May three cops were slaughtered in twin suicide bombings at a Jakarta transport station.