The Jakarta Post
The North Sumatra Police have confirmed that the two perpetrators of Sunday’s attack on a checkpoint post at the North Sumatra Police headquarters in Medan were affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement.
North Sumatra Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Rina Sari Ginting said that investigators had identified the perpetrators and are continuing their probe into the case.
“Our investigation has indicated that the perpetrators had IS links,” she said.
At 3 a.m. on Sunday, two perpetrators snuck into the Checkpoint 3 post and stabbed to death a resting police officer and wounded another.
Adj. First Insp. Martua Sigalingging died from stab wounds to right cheek, chin, upper neck and left chest.
Rina said that one of the assailants, identified as Sawaluddin Pakpahan, died after being shot by mobile brigade (Brimob) officers, while his accomplice, named Hardi, was arrested alive.
She added that both attackers were Medan citizens. (ecn/bbs)