An ISIS-linked suicide bomber attacked a police student in the city of Solo on Tuesday, July 5. The suicide bomber was killed, while a police officer was wounded. Security had already been on high alert in Indonesia, as the terror group had already carried out an attack in the country in January, earlier this month.
Indonesian President President Joko Widodo, who himself hails from Solo urged the citizens to hold their peace and remain calm. Joko Widodo who was once a mayor of Solo directed the police to investigate into the incident and apprehend the terrorists and accomplices as soon as possible. He directed the police to hook anyone who is connected with the bomber.
“I have asked the police chief to chase down the network and uncover who is the suicide bomber,” President Joko told reporters. “We hope people remain calm on this last fasting day. No need to be scared.”
Followed by the attack, security has been beefed up at shopping malls, mosques, churches, airports and other public places. According to the police, the suicide bomber blew himself up, after he drove his motorcycle into the police station’ premises. A policeman tried to bar him from entering the police station was wounded in doing so.