JAKARTA/BANDUNG, KOMPAS.com – 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.