Indonesian security minister Wiranto stabbed
Friday, October 11, 2019
Yesterday, Indonesia's was stabbed, according to government authorities. Wiranto, who was visiting the town of in the province of , survived the attack.
Wiranto suffered "two deep wounds" in the attack according to a hospital spokesperson. The local police chief and two others were also injured. Al Jazeera reported that Wiranto was flown to a hospital in Jakarta, and that his condition was stable.
Dedi Prasetyo, a spokesperson for the BBC that police suspect the attackers had been "exposed to radicalism". The BBC also cited Budi Gunawan, chief of the , as saying the suspects were linked to the network, which itself was related to the Islamic State., confirmed that two suspects were arrested. He told the
The attack came less than two weeks before Indonesian President's second term inauguration. Widodo designated Wiranto, a former general, as the nation's security minister in 2016. Al Jazeera reported that Widodo was planning to visit Wiranto, who was being treated at the .
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