Police say 1 man killed in Jakarta was civilian, not bomber

Police say 1 man killed in Jakarta was civilian, not bomberMuslim students salute during an interfaith rally against radicalism, terrorism and drug abuse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Indonesian police said they have arrested a number of people suspected of links to Thursday’s bombings which was the first major assault by militants in Indonesia since 2009. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say one of the eight men killed in the Jakarta bombings was a civilian and not one of the bombers as first thought.

Jakarta police spokesman Col. Muhammad Iqbal said the civilian was suspected of involvement because he crossed the road to a traffic police post next to one of four confirmed attackers, Dian Joni Kurniadi.

The victim, 43-year-old Sugito, was one of four civilians killed in the audacious attack Thursday that targeted a Starbucks and the traffic police post in bustling central Jakarta. Sugito uses one name, like many Indonesians.

Iqbal told reporters Sunday that a thorough police investigation into Sugito’s records concluded he was an ordinary resident of West Java’s Karawang city.

Copyright 2000 © Tinmari Blog News