Incident Summary:

09/13/2020: An assailant stabbed Ali Jaber, a Muslim preacher, during a sermon at Falahuddin Mosque in Bandar Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia. Jaber was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Bandar Lampung

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Jl. Tamin.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Falahuddin Mosque
Specific Description Islamic Preacher: Syekh Ali Jaber
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 knife was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the attack was connected to a family dispute.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"BNPT looks for links between preacher attacker, terrorist networks," Jakarta Post, September 15, 2020.
"Muslim Preacher Ali Jaber Describes His Attacker as “Well-Trained”," Jakarta Globe, September 14, 2020.