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A granade thrown at police station

19th August 2012 | 1.758 Views
A granade thrown at police station
photo ilustration (ANTARA)
Solo (ANTARA News) - A granade thrown by unknown people exploded last night at a police station on the eve of Idul Fitri, the end of Islamic fasting month,in the Central Java city of Solo but no one was injured , police said.

The incident at the Gladak police station, followed a recent shooting at the Gemblengan police station in the city injuring two police officers, city mayor Joko Widodo said here this morning.

The granade throwers riding a motorcycle apparently wanted to terrorize the people, Joko said.

"I wonder why people wanted to terrorize Solo," he said.

Joko is a potential candidate to win the an election next month for a new governor of Jakarta, facing incumbent Fauzi Wibowo.

Joko asked the people to remain calm in celebrating Idul Fitri.

City police chief Coms Asdjima`in said the incident is still investigated.

Police suspected the two incidents targeting police this months were related. (*)