Alleged terrorist gunned down during attack on National Police HQ in Jakarta

The body of a man who allegedly planned to carry out an attack on the National Police HQ in Jakarta lying on the floor in the parking lot on March 31, 2021. Photo: Istimewa
The body of a man who allegedly planned to carry out an attack on the National Police HQ in Jakarta lying on the floor in the parking lot on March 31, 2021. Photo: Istimewa

Police reportedly shot dead a suspected terrorist who allegedly plotted an attack on the National Police HQ in South Jakarta today, with the incident coming days after a suicide bombing at a cathedral in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

According to reports, the alleged terrorist, believed to be a woman, wielded a gun as she made her way into the National Police HQ compound at around 4:30pm, but was gunned down in a shoot out with the police. Footage circulating from the incident shows the alleged perpetrator, wearing all black, succumbing to gunshot wounds and dropping dead in the parking lot.

National Police Chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo said security has been restored at the HQ, while an investigation into the attack is ongoing.

We will update this developing story when more information becomes available.

On Sunday, two bombers — a married couple — carried out a suicide attack at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Makassar during Palm Sunday Mass. The two alleged terrorists were the only ones who were killed, while 19 people were wounded from the blast.

Police said the attackers belonged to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an IS-backed local terror network that carried out deadly suicide bombings in churches and a police station in East Java in 2018.

Editor’s note: The previous version of this story incorrectly identified the alleged terrorist as male.

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