Indonesian security minister injured in stabbing attack


Indonesia’s security minister was injured after being stabbed with a knife during his visit to a town on the island of Java, police said on Thursday.

The attackers — one of them was a woman — are said to be affiliated with Daesh terrorist group.

“Police have arrested one man — identified as S.A. — and one woman — identified as F.A. — following the incident,” said National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo at a press conference.

The incident occurred after Wiranto attended the inauguration of a university in Banten province.

According to Firmansyah, spokesman of Berkah Hospital, the former military general suffered “two deep wounds” in his stomach.

Wiranto, 72, was later rushed to a hospital in Jakarta by helicopter.

President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla has visited Wiranto at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital.

*Erric Permana from Anadolu Agency’s Indonesian language services wrote the story for AA’s English News Services. Maria Elisa Hospita contributed to the story.
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