Indonesia’s security minister Wiranto hurt after stabbing attack

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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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