Incident Summary:

06/01/2020: An assailant armed with a samurai sword attacked a police station in Daha Selatan, South Hulu Sungai, South Kalimantan, Indonesia. One police officer was killed and another officer was injured before the assailant was shot and killed. A police vehicle was also set on fire in the assault. The East Asia Division of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, and the assailant was carrying a handwritten manifesto calling for Muslims to wage jihad during the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

South Kalimantan

Daha Selatan

Location Details:
The incident occurred in South Hulu Sungai district.

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 Daha Selatan Police 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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A curved sword, resembling a katana, and fire 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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
East Asia Division of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Jamaah Ansharut Daulah No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police capture alleged masterminds behind Kalimantan police station terror attack," Jakarta Post, June 9, 2020.
"Suspected IS Militants Attack Police Post, Kill Officer in South Kalimantan," Jakarta Globe, June 1, 2020.
"Policeman killed as suspected IS militant attacks police office in Indonesia," Xinhua News Agency, June 1, 2020.