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Victims of East Jakarta suicide bombings to be buried 

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 25, 2017   /   12:20 pm
Victims of East Jakarta suicide bombings to be buried  The South Tangerang Police perform a ceremony honoring the late First Brig. Ridho Setiawan, a victim of the Kampung Melayu bombings, in the Dasanah Indah housing complex in Kelapa Dua, South Tangerang, on Thursday. Ridho will be buried in his hometown of Lampung. (South Tangerang Police/File)

Three police officers, who were killed during a suicide bombing attack on Wednesday in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, will be buried on Thursday. 

The officers, Sec. Brig. Ridho Setiawan from South Tanggerang, Sec. Brig. Taufan Tsunami from West Bekasi and Sec. Brig. Imam Gilang Adinata from South Jakarta, will be buried in their respective hometowns with police representatives from each area attending the funerals. 

The attack took place near a Transjakarta bus station in Kampung Melayu. In addition to the casualties, five police officers and five civilians were injured in the attack.

National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Syafruddin said the officers were monitoring residents participating in a parade to welcome the fasting month of Ramadhan.

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

National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto said Wednesday night that the police had detected the possibility of an attack but had not been able to identify when or where the attack would happen. 

He added that the police had determined that the bombers used pressure cooker bombs. (rdi/jun)