Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Wiranto Receives Intensive Treatment after Stabbing

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  • The perpetrator of a stabbing attempt (circled in white) stood behind the police before attacking the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal, and Security Wiranto at the Islamic dormitory school Mathla'ul Anwar, Pandeglang, October 10, 2019. A man wielding a knife attacked Indonesian Chief Security Minister Wiranto on Thursday, during a visit to a town on the island of Java, images from police and television showed. Photo: Special

    The perpetrator of a stabbing attempt (circled in white) stood behind the police before attacking the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal, and Security Wiranto at the Islamic dormitory school Mathla'ul Anwar, Pandeglang, October 10, 2019. A man wielding a knife attacked Indonesian Chief Security Minister Wiranto on Thursday, during a visit to a town on the island of Java, images from police and television showed. Photo: Special

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Wiranto, received intensive treatment after he was stabbed by a knife earlier today, October 10. The attack occurred when the retired general was visiting an Islamic boarding school in Pandeglang, Banten.  

    "He was attacked in Pandeglang. He was stabbed in the abdomen," Wiranto's staff Agus Zaini told Tempo, Thursday. 

    The minister was exiting the black car he rode to the location in. He stepped out from the left passenger door and shook hands with a police officer.

    Photos and video footage that circulate online showed that from behind the car a man suddenly appeared. He was wearing a dark top and white loose pants. The clips also showed there was a brief scuffle between the attacker, Wiranto's staff, officers, and the minister himself. Wiranto then collapsed to his right.

    Photographs taken showed the man's right hand was holding a short knife. The attack and the stabbing itself happened very quickly for only about 4 seconds.  

    Jobpie Sugiharto