Muslim 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.