Militant shot dead
Indonesian police shot dead a suspected militant after he stabbed two policemen inside a mosque near the national police headquarters in Jakarta, less than a week after an Islamist attack on security forces. The attacker had just finished praying with several policemen and other worshippers Friday night when he stabbed the two officers and screamed ‘infidel’, said national police spokesman Rikwanto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. The perpetrator immediately ran to a nearby crowded bus terminal and refused to surrender. “He instead threatened to attack (us) with a bayonet. After warning shots were fired, he was killed on the spot...,” Rikwanto said. The two police officers were stabbed in the neck and face and are being treated at a local hospital. The motive and identity of the attacker are still being examined, police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said yesterday.