At least 2 killed in blast at Indonesian police station

AFP

Two people were killed and eight wounded in the Indonesian city of Bandung on Wednesday when a suspected militant blew himself up at a police station, authorities said.

Ahmad Ramadhan, head of the public information bureau for the National Police, said authorities were coordinating with the counter-terrorism unit to investigate the incident, which killed the suspected attacker and one police officer.

The IS-inspired Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) group may have been behind the attack, Ibnu Suhendra of Indonesia's counterterrorism agency (BNPT) told Metro TV. He said JAD had carried out similar attacks in Indonesia.

West Java police chief Suntana told Metro TV that authorities were investigating a blue motorbike found at the scene, which they believed was used by the attacker. Attached to the bike was a note carrying a message rejecting Indonesia's new criminal code, which parliament ratified on Tuesday.

"There was a note on the motorbike saying the criminal code is an infidel product, let's eradicate the law enforcers," Suntana said.

The attacker brought two bombs to the scene, Suntana said, but only had time to detonate one.

Footage from the scene on Wednesday showed damage to the police station, with some debris from the building on the ground and smoke rising from the area.

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