TEMPO.CO, Sukoharjo - Central Java Police Chief Insp. Gen. Rycko Amelza Daniel said the futile suicide bomb attack late on Monday night at the Kartasura Monument junction, Sukoharjo regency, Central Java was aimed at the police.
“This is an attack on the police, and it was not the first one,” Rycko said on the crime scene on Monday, June 3, 2019. “We ask the public to stay calm and we guarantee the security of the Eid rush.”
Earlier, a man attempted to set off a suicide bomb at the Kartasura police shelter at around 10:30 p.m. local time on Monday, June 3, 2019. The bomber was found still alive but severely injured in the explosion.
“The explosives injured the bomber’s body. He is now critical and still in treatment at a hospital guarded by personnel from the Central Java Police and the Kartasura Police,” Rycko said.
He explained the police were still investigating the crime scene to determine the types and compositions of the explosives and the bomber’s profile.
He added when the bomb went off there were seven police officers on duty on the scene. Three of them were managing traffic while the rest were inside the police shelter.
“Thank God, they are all fine,” he said.