Indonesia’s security minister Wiranto hurt after stabbing attack

Former Indonesian military chief and aspirant president from the Golkar Party, retired General Wiranto speaks during an officials announcement presidential candidacy in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday 11 May 2004. Indicted former General Wiranto on Tuesday officially launched his candidacy to become Indonesia's next president while shrugging off an arrest warrant to face an East Timor tribunal for committing crimes against humanity in 1999. EPA/WEDA

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A man wielding a knife attacked Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, during a visit to the town of Pandeglang in Banten province on the island of Java, images from police and television showed.

Indonesian national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo confirmed the incident and told media that the male perpetrator and a second female suspect had been arrested.

A Berkah Hospital spokesman said the former military general suffered “two deep wounds”, but was conscious and in stable condition, adding that he would be rushed to the capital Jakarta and may need surgery.

 

Via Al Jazeera

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