Incident Summary:

08/17/2019: An assailant armed with a sickle attacked a police station in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Two police officers were injured before the assailant was shot and arrested. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

East Java


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 Police Integrated Service Center
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A sickle was 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) No
Additional Information The victims included officers First Inspector Agus Sumartono and First Brigadier Febian.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaah Ansharut Daulah No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Attacker of East Java Police Post Linked to Islamic State-Affiliated Group," Jakarta Globe, August 20, 2019.
"Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after officer slashed," Gulf Times, August 18, 2019.
"Indonesia Police Shoot Suspected Militant After Station Attack," Channels TV Nigeria, August 18, 2019.