Woman who attacked Indonesian police HQ came from a moderate Muslim family

The family home of the armed woman who attacked Indonesia's national police headquarters, in Jakarta on March 31, 2021.
The family home of the armed woman who attacked Indonesia's national police headquarters, in Jakarta on March 31, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA - A 25-year-old woman who staged an attack on police headquarters in Jakarta on Wednesday (March 31) hailed from a family that harboured no extremist tendencies.

Experts said the college dropout, the youngest of three children to a blue-collar worker and a mother who works in a government-sponsored community project, was likely self-radicalised.

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