BANDUNG, KOMPAS.com – Two people were dead and eight others wounded in an alleged suicide bombing at a police station in the Indonesian city of Bandung, West Java on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
A spokesperson for the West Java Police Senior Commissioner Ibrahim Tompo said that the incident killed the suspected suicide bomber and a police officer, while eight other police officers were injured.
“We were informed that the explosion occurred after a man detonated an explosive material in front of the Astanaanyar Sub-Precinct Police office resulting in casualties,” said Ibrahim.
“A police officer and the perpetrator were dead. Eight others are receiving treatment. Hopefully, their conditions are not fatal,” he said.
He said that the perpetrator tried to enter the police station forcibly when the officers were conducting the morning briefing.
It was reported that the explosion occurred at 08:20 am local time.
Identity of the suspected attacker
The suspected attacker has been identified as Agus Sujatno, also known as Agus Muslim, according to the National Police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo who visited the scene.
Agus is a former terrorist convict who was also involved in the Cicendo bombing in Bandung in 2017. He was sentenced to four years in the high-security island prison of Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java. He was then released in September 2021.