IDI Responds to the Deadly Shooting of Doctor Sunardi by Densus 88

- 12 March 2022 00:14 WIB
Illustration of Densus 88 ((Pikiran Rakyat/Armin Abdul Jabbar))
Illustration of Densus 88 ((Pikiran Rakyat/Armin Abdul Jabbar))

JAKARTADAILY.ID - The Counterterrorism Special Detachment (Densus) 88 shot dead a suspected terrorist working as a doctor named Sunardi on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Doctor Sunardi was shot dead after being Densus 88's target of arrest on suspicion of terrorism. Sunardi was reportedly resisting during his arrest, which prompted the Densus 88 team to fire shots.

The Indonesian medical world was in an uproar following the arrest and the tragic death of doctor Sunardi.

The Indonesian Medical Association's (IDI) Head of COVID-19 Task Force, Zubairi Djoerban, expressed his condolences for the death of doctor Sunardi.

"Inalilahi wainalilahi rojiun. My condolences to the family of the late doctor Sunardi," he said, as quoted by from the Twitter account @ProfesorZubairi on Friday.

"This is a very dark day and [the incident] hurts all those who believe in and hope for justice," he added.

Before being shot dead by Densus 88, Sunardi reportedly attempted to escape with his car. The suspected terrorist was then said to crash his car into the officers' vehicles and didn't stop after having been given a warning by the officers.

The officers, having considered Sunardi's act to be dangerous, decided to open fire at Sunardi's upper back and lower right hip. The doctor was declared dead after being rushed to the hospital.

Dr. Sunardi has been linked for his involvement in a terrorist group, as he is said to be a senior member of the Hilal Ahmar Society Indonesia or HASI and Jemaah Islamiyah (JI).

The article was translated from's article titled "Dokter Sunardi Tewas Ditembak Mati Densus 88, Ketua Satgas IDI: Hari yang Amat Kelam".
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Editor: Djauhari Effendi


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