Incident Summary:

01/14/2016: Two suicide bombers detonated at an Indonesian National Police (INP) post in Jakarta city, Jakarta province, Indonesia. This was one of three coordinated attacks in Jakarta on the same day. At least eight people, including four assailants, were killed and 25 others were injured in the two incidents near the police post. Jamaah Ansharut Daulah claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, authorities also arrested a Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) member in connection with the incidents.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indonesian National Police (INP)
Specific Description Post
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Two low-yield homemade explosives-laden belts were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident represent a division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201601140002 and 201601140003.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaah Ansharut Daulah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Indonesian terrorist arrested," Malaya Business Insight, November 1, 2017.
"Closing ranks against the Islamic State," Today Online, January 26, 2016.