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Jakarta Post

Kampung Melayu suicide bomber identified

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 25, 2017   /   09:30 am
Kampung Melayu suicide bomber identified Police source release pictures of alleged suicide bombers in the Kampung Melayu bus station bombings that killed five, including the two bombers on Wednesday evening. (Police source/File)

Police have identified one of the two suicide bombers who killed three police officers at the Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta, a police source said.

The source said the bomber, identified only as Ichwan Nurul Salam, was born in Bandung on Dec. 28, 1985, and was a resident of the West Java capital. The other had not been identified.

However, National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Martinus Sitompul declined to confirm the information.

Martinus said that the bombers triggered the explosives 10 to 12 meters apart from each other.

(Read also: East Jakarta bombs were low explosives: Police)

Martinus said that after conducting a preliminary investigation, the police determined that the bombs were low explosives. (vny/jun)