Policemen stand guard at the gate of the Medan Metropolitan Police headquarters in North Sumatra after a suicide bomb attack this morning. (Antara Photo/Irsan Mulyadi)

Suspected Suicide Bomber in Medan Identified as a Student


NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Jakarta. The man who carried out a suicide bombing at the parking lot of the Medan Metropolitan Police headquarters on Wednesday morning has been identified as Rabbial Muslim Nasution, a student, sources told the Jakarta Globe.

According to preliminary information, Rabbial was born in Medan on Aug. 11, 1995.

"It's true, he is the suspected bomber," National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. M. Iqbal said when contacted.
Police are now searching the home of the suspect, who died instantly at the scene.

Iqbal said earlier the attack injured five officers and a civilian, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Local news networks have aired a CCTV footage of the attack, showing the bomber wearing the familiar jacket of a ride-hailing company.