National Police confirms six victims in bombing strike in Medan

National Police confirms six victims in bombing strike in Medan

Latest situation at the police headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, after a suspected suicide bombing strikes on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 8:45 a.m. (ANTARA/Nur Aprilliana Br Sitorus)

Six people fell victim of which five were police officers and one was a civilian. They suffer from injuries, but no one had been seriously injured, while several official vehicles were also damaged.
Bogor (ANTARA) - Six people reportedly fell victim to a suspected suicide bombing targeting the police headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, Wednesday, 8:45 a.m. local time, Public Relations Head of the National Police Inspector General M. Iqbal stated.

"Six people fell victim of which five were police officers and one was a civilian. They suffered injuries, but none had been seriously injured. Several official vehicles were also damaged," Iqbal noted at the Sentul International Convention Center in Bogor, West Java, on Wednesday.

Victims received medical treatment at the Bhayangkara Medan Hospital.

The bombing attack was allegedly committed by a person wearing a jacket of Gojek, an online-based motorbike taxi, in the canteen area shortly after the routine morning ceremony was conducted.

"We are now still awaiting the investigation result whether it was a high explosive. The joint team of INAFIS, forensic laboratory, and others are conducting the crime scene investigation," Iqbal remarked.

Iqbal pointed out that the alleged suspect of this suicide bombing was dead.

"The team of the police's anti-terror squad (Densus 88), Medan Police, and Regional Police of North Sumatra is working on this matter to search for more details," he stated.

In connection with this incident, the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) will reach out to the victims and focus on their medical treatment.

"The LPSK will deploy a team to the scene and gather factual information on the occurrence and specifically about the people, who fell victim," Maneger Nasution, the deputy chief of LPSK, told the press in Jakarta.

The headquarters was sterilized soon after the bombing, thereby proscribing entry into the location, as the police line was also drawn.

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