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Jakarta Post

Suicide bomber targets police

  • Nana Rukmana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 16 2011   /  08:00 am

Terror strike: Medical workers transport a bomb victim at Pelabuhan Hospital in Cirebon, West Java, on Friday. A suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque inside a police compound in Cirebon on Friday, killing himself and wounding 17 others, police said, in the most serious incident in a recent spate of attacks by religious militants. Reuters/Shan ShanPolice fell victim to a terror attack when a suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body at the Az-Dzikra mosque inside the Cirebon Police compound where a congregation were performing Friday prayers.

The suicide bomber died in the attack, while dozens of police officers who made up the majority of the congregation, suffered injuries from shrapnel.

National Police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo arrived at the scene in the afternoon accompanied by his entourage. Timur said the suicide bomber had bombs attached to his ch...