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Indonesian security minister injured in stabbing attack

Indonesian security minister injured in stabbing attack
Former military general suffered ‘two deep wounds’ in his stomach, says hospital spokesman

By Erric Permana

JAKARTA (AA) - Indonesia’s security minister was injured after being stabbed with a knife during his visit to a town on the island of Java, police said on Thursday.

The attackers -- one of them was a woman -- are said to be affiliated with Daesh terrorist group.

"Police have arrested one man -- identified as S.A. -- and one woman -- identified as F.A. -- following the incident,” said National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo at a press conference.

The incident occurred after Wiranto attended the inauguration of a university in Banten province.

According to Firmansyah, spokesman of Berkah Hospital, the former military general suffered “two deep wounds” in his stomach.

Wiranto, 72, was later rushed to a hospital in Jakarta by helicopter.

President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla has visited Wiranto at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital.


*Erric Permana from Anadolu Agency's Indonesian language services wrote the story for AA's English News Services. Maria Elisa Hospita contributed to the story.

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