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Suicide Bomber Kills Himself, Injures Three Officers in Indonesia’s Bandung Police Station

December 7, 2022, 01.54 PM

JAKARTA/BANDUNG, – A suicide bomber killed himself and wounded three Police officers at the Astanaanyar Sub-Precinct Police office in the Indonesian city of Bandung, West Java, Wednesday, Dec. 7.

“Yes, it [happened] in Astanaanyar,” National Police spokesperson Brigadier General Ahmad Ramadhan confirmed.

It was reported that people heard a loud explosion coming from the Astanaanyar Sub-Precinct Police office. The suicide bomber allegedly came to the police station as a guest.

Elsewhere, the Bandung Police chief Senior Commissioner Aswin Sipayung said that his office received a report that the explosion occurred at 08:20 am local time.

When police officers were conducting a morning briefing, a man broke into the premises and brandished a gun.

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"The police officers then stayed away [from the gunman] and the explosion occurred. The suicide bomber died in the lobby," Aswin said.

Three police officers were injured and taken to a police hospital to receive treatment.
Another explosion was heard again at about 10:45 local time.

But, the exact location of the source of the explosion remains unclear. Before the second explosion was heard, police officers urged bystanders and reporters to step back.

Police cordoned off a radius of 200 meters from the scene and closed the roads.
Meanwhile, Special Detachment 88 (Densus 88) Anti-terror squad has already moved to the Astanaanyar Sub-Precinct Police office.

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“The investigators from the D88 have arrived at the Astanaanyar police station in Bandung,” Head of Operational Assistance of Densus 88 Senior Commissioner Aswin Siregar said.
Aswin said the Densus 88 investigators immediately investigated the scene.

"It takes time to confirm the debris from the materials found," he said.

"Please give us time and remain calm. Once again, Densus 88 is working quickly to investigate this incident," said Aswin.

(Writer: Adhyasta Dirgantara, Dendi Ramdhani | Editor: Icha Rastika, David Oliver Purba)


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