Incident Summary:

11/09/2018: An assailant armed with a knife and a machete attacked a police station in Penjaringan, Jakarta, Indonesia. Two people, including the assailant and one police officer, were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Muslim extremists carried out the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Penjaringan area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indonesian National Police (INP)
Specific Description 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
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A machete and a butcher knife were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the assailant was suffering from mental instability.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Indonesia police officer foils attack on police station by shooting attacker; INDONESIA ATTACK," EFE Newswire - Americas in Focus, November 9, 2018.
"Indonesian officer shoots armed militant to stop his attack,", November 9, 2018.