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Second suicide blast hits North Sumatra this year

  • Apriadi Gunawan, Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Medan/Jakarta   /   Thu, November 14 2019   /  12:07 am
Far from over: Members of the North Sumatra Police's Indonesian automatic fingerprint identification system (Inafis) team examine the body of a suicide bomber in the parking lot of the Medan Police headquarters on Wednesday. Four police officers and two others were injured in the explosion.(JP/Apriadi Gunawan)(Inafis) team examine the body of a suicide bomber in the parking lot of the Medan Police headquarters on Wednesday. Four police officers and two others were injured in the explosion.(JP/Apriadi Gunawan)

Far from over: Members of the North Sumatra Police's Indonesian automatic fingerprint identification system (Inafis) team examine the body of a suicide bomber in the parking lot of the Medan Police headquarters on Wednesday. Four police officers and two others were injured in the explosion.(JP/Apriadi Gunawan)A man blew himself up at Medan Police headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, injuring at least six people, in a second suicide blast in the province this year.North Sumatra Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Tatan Dirsan Atmaja identified the suspected suicide bomber as Medan resident Rabbial Muslim Nasution, alias Dedek.It is thought that the 24-year-old carried out the attack alone, but the police are investigating whether he had any links to Islamic State-linked homegrown terror group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has been behind a number of terror attacks in the past.“[Rabbial...