Woman killed after firing gun in Jakarta police HQ

A woman has been shot dead by police in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta after firing a gun at several officers in the national police headquarters.

The 25-year-old Indonesian fired at officers six times before being shot by other police near the facility's main building security post around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries to police.

The national police said a preliminary investigation showed she was acting independently, describing her as "a lone wolf with the radical ideology of the Islamic State."

The police said she had posted comments related to Islamic State militants on social media. They also said she had left a letter in her home with a statement praising jihad as the supreme act in Islam.

The police said they will continue to investigate any possible connection between the suspect and radical networks.

The incident was the latest militant attack in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

On Sunday, a suicide bombing at a Christian church on Sulawesi Island left scores of people injured. Police have since arrested 23 people and are looking into whether the incident is connected to Wednesday's attack.