Two knife-wielding Indonesians, a man and a woman, attempted to attack teh country's chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, as he was on a visit to the town of Pandeglang in Banten province on the island of Java.
According to Indonesian national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo, an officer, who tried to subdue the suspects, had been injured.
It looks like Wiranto's aide/security guard managed to stop the perpetrators just before he reached Wiranto— JATOSINT (@Jatosint) October 10, 2019
The attack occurred when Wiranto just got out of the car to board a helicopter to Jakarta pic.twitter.com/GraG4jbAon
The minister has reportedly been taken to hospital.
Police have arrested the two and were said to be investigating whether they were inspired by Daesh*. A few hours later, State Intelligence Agency chief Budi Gunawan told reporters in Jakarta that the attackers were members of a Daesh-linked network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).
"We have been able to identify the perpetrators as JAD members".
*Daesh, also known as ISIS/IS/Islamic State, is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other countries.