Saturday, 7 December 2019

Gojek to Cooperate in Medan Bombing Attack Probe

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian ride-hailing operator Gojek pledged to cooperate with the police in probing a bomb attack on the Medan city police headquarters in North Sumatra on Wednesday allegedly involving a suspected driver of an online-based motorbike taxi. "We are in contact with and coordinating with the police. We are ready to provide all our help and support for the investigation process," Head of Gojek's Corporate Affairs Nila Marita said in a press statement that Antara received in Jakarta on.

    Marita, however, was reluctant to comment on the suspected suicide bomber wearing a jacket of an online-based motorbike taxi. "We cannot comment on the attribute worn by the suspected bomber," she said.

    Gojek condemned the bomb attack on the Medan city police headquarters, and expressed regrets to the wounded victims, she said and added that her company condemn all acts of violence and anarchy, and backs the law enforcement agencies to secure communities

    Regarding this incident, the Indonesian police investigators are still examining the bomb used which injured six people.

    The police investigators could not yet reveal whether the bomb was a high explosive or low explosive, National Police Spokesman Inspector General Mohammad Iqbal said earlier.

    The investigators who were involved in examining the crime scene were from the National Police's Densus 88 counter-terrorism squad, the North Sumatra Police's Indonesia Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (Inafis) unit and forensics units, he said.

    The police investigators were also probing whether the suspected suicide bomber acted as a lone wolf or he belonged to a terrorist network, he said.

    ANTARA