Two policemen get stabbed by an unidentified man after completing congregational Isha prayer at Falatehan mosque.
Jakarta, 7 sHAWWAL 1438/1 jULY 017 (mina) – A man attacked two police Mobile Brigade (Bimob) members after the end of Isha prayer at Falatehan Mosque in Trunojoyo, South Jakarta, on Friday evening.
“That is true,” Antara News quoted head of public information department of the Indonesia Police headquarters, Senior Commissioner Martinus Sitompul as confirming when asked to confirm the incident.
He explained that just after the conclusion of Isha prayer at Falatehan Mosque, a man suddenly stabbed two Brimob members, who were beside him, using a bayonet.
After stabbing the policemen, he raised the knife and shouting “thogut” and threatened to attack members of the congregation.
He then ran out of the mosque. A Brimob member on guard fired two warning shot, which were ignored by the man.
He even shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) and pointed his knife up.
Finally, the Brimob member shot him dead. (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)