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Indonesia security minister stabbed by 'IS radical'

October 11, 2019 6:16 am

Indonesia’s security minister has been stabbed by a man who police say was “inspired” by the Islamic State group.

Wiranto, who uses one name, was getting out of a car in a town square in Banten province when he was attacked.

The former military chief and ex-presidential candidate, 72, suffered “two deep wounds” to his stomach but is in a stable condition.

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A police officer and two other people were injured, while two suspects, a man and a woman, were arrested.

The minister was taken by helicopter to hospital in the capital Jakarta. He is conscious, the Banten police chief said.

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