Incident Summary:

01/14/2016: Two assailants opened fire on a group of people gathered outside an Indonesian National Police (INP) post at Sarinah Mall in Jakarta city, Jakarta province, Indonesia. The crowd had gathered in response to an earlier attack on the post. After the assault, the assailants fled, shooting more people and detonating an unknown number of explosive devices. One of the devices detonated prematurely, killing both assailants. This was one of three coordinated incidents in Jakarta on the same day. At least eight people, including four assailants, were killed and 25 others were injured in the two attacks near the police post. Jamaah Ansharut Daulah claimed responsibility for the incidents. However, authorities also arrested a Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) member in connection with the attacks.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at Sarinah Mall.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Officers
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Other Explosive Type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Homemade explosive devices and pistols were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Indonesian terrorist arrested," Malaya Business Insight, November 1, 2017.
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