jakarta - A suspected supporter of Islamic State Thursday in a suburb of Jakarta three Indonesian policemen wounded with a knife. The police shot him in the leg. The officers and the 21-year-old attacker were treated at a hospital.
At the site of the attack in Tangerang were a pipe bomb and a placard with the emblem of the terror group were found.
According to the authorities, the terror group IS probably more than 1,200 followers in Indonesia, out of a population of 250 million, of whom the vast majority practice a moderate form of Islam. Nearly four hundred Indonesians would have joined IS in Syria or Iraq. Police are wary of returning jihadists now have to abandon the group in both countries terrain.