Incident Summary:

05/24/2017: A suicide bomber detonated at a toilet near a bus station in Kampung Melayu neighborhood, Jakarta, Indonesia. This was one of two suicide bombings at the same station within a short period of time. In addition to the two assailants, at least three police officers were killed and ten people, including five officers and five civilians, were injured across both blasts. Jamaah Ansharut Daulah claimed responsibility for the incidents. Sources also suspected the possible involvement of Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) in the attacks.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kampung Melayu neighborhood.

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 Officers
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity TransJakarta
Specific Description Bust Station
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
An explosives-laden pressure cooker containing triacetone triperoxide, nails, and buckshots and concealed inside a carrier bag was 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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201705240002 and 201705240003. The victims included Taufan Tsunami and Ridho Setiawan.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaah Ansharut Daulah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police Identify Explosives Used in Kampung Melayu Suicide Attack," Jakarta Globe, May 28, 2017.
"Indonesia makes arrests as Islamic State claims Jakarta attacks," Reuters UK, May 26, 2017.
"IS claims suicide attack on Jakarta bus station," Deccan Herald, May 26, 2017.