(JAKARTA, Indonesia.) JUST IN: A suspected #IslamicState militant launched an attack on a police station on Saturday afternoon in the country’s second-biggest city, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into custody, police officials said on Sunday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Aug.19: The 30-year-old suspect entered the police station in Surabaya in East Java on Saturday afternoon – Indonesia’s Independence Day – and attacked the officer on duty, according to a police intelligence report confirmed by East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera: A second officer suffered a bruised face during the incident, the report said:

National Police spokesman Iqbal Alqudusy said the suspect appeared to have been acting alone and became radicalised by reading material posted online by Aman Abdurahman, a militant who was sentenced to death last year for masterminding a string of deadly militant attacks across Indonesia: Abdurahman is considered the ideological leader of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a loose grouping of #IslamicState sympathisers in Indonesia.

The police officer who was slashed was being treated in hospital: It was unclear the extent of injuries sustained by the attacker, who was being interrogated:

Hundreds of people have been detained under the new laws since the beginning of 2019: Police last month said authorities had arrested a suspected militant plotting Independence Day bomb attacks and they believe he was part of a network behind violence in the Philippines that also has ties to #IslamicState in Afghanistan.

#AceNewsDesk reports ……………Published: Aug.19: 2019: Reuters: Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Richard Borsuk

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