Two Policemen Injured in Jakarta Knife Attack Recover Quickly in Hospital


JULY 03, 2017

Jakarta. Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan said on Monday (03/07) two officers who were victims of a knife attack at a mosque near the National Police headquarters in South Jakarta last week are recovering quickly in hospital.

During a visit to the National Police Hospital in Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, Iriawan said he hoped the officers, Chief Insp. Dede Suhatmi and First Brig. Syaiful Bakhtiar, will fully recover this week.

"They're getting better, but will need to stay here for another three to four days because their wounds had just been restitched," Iriawan said.

Police officers are stationed at the hospital to guard Dede and Syaiful during their treatment.

An assailant — identified as Mulyadi from Bekasi, West Java — stabbed Dede and Syaiful after a night prayer last Friday. It was the second terrorist attack carried out against police officers in less than a week.

On June 25, just a few hours before the Eid prayer marking the start of Idul Fitri, two Islamic State sympathizers stabbed a police officer to death in Medan.

Last month, twin suicide bombers killed three policemen at the Kampung Melayu bus station in East Jakarta.

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