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    Suicide Bombing at Police Station in Central Indonesia Injures Officer

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    A suicide bomber attacked a police station in central Indonesia, killing himself and injuring a police officer, local law enforcement said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The attack occurred early on Tuesday in the central Javanese city of Solo, Central Java police chief Condro Kirono was quoted by the local Berita Satu news portal as saying.

    The site of the attack is said to be the birthplace of Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, and he planned to celebrate there the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan fasting.

    No individual or militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack, while local intelligence chief believes that the Daesh terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries, might be behind the bombing.

    ​Indonesia has been on high security alert since the January Jakarta attacks, when a series of coordinated explosions and gunfire occurred in the center of the city, near a United Nations information center. Four civilians and four attackers were killed and over 20 people were injured in the attack.

    Daesh claimed responsibility for the January attack. In March, reports emerged in the media that the militant group directly funded the deadly attack and sent finances to two other terrorist cells in Indonesia.

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