Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian police anti-terror squad Densus 88 arrested three alleged terrorists and killed another during an ambush in Banten province, West Java.

"At 12:00 hours, an operation was carried out against alleged terrorists in Banten," head of Indonesia Polices Public Information Bureau Brigadier General Rikwanto said at the Indonesia Police Headquarters here on Thursday.

Three alleged terrorists who have been arrested are Achmad Supriyanto, Icuk Pamulang, and Ojid Abdul Majid.

Majid suffered an injury in the hand after he was shot while defying arrest.

The one who was killed in the operation was Nanang Kosim.

Brigadier General Rikwanto explained that the four were driving away from Anyer in two Toyota Avanza minibuses.

"Upon arrival at Ciwandan, one of the cars slowed down, and the police managed to stop it," he stated.

The car that carried Supriyanto and Pamulang stopped immediately upon order from the police and then they could be directly arrested.

However, the other car carrying Kosim and Majid would not stop and even hit the polices car trying to block it. Hence, the police had to neutralize them.

"Nanang succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital," he stated.

Following the arrests, the police confiscated a pistol from them as evidence.

Rikwanto noted that Nanang had allegedly participated in the Anshor Daulah meeting in Batu, Malang, East Java, from Nov 20-25, 2015.

"Nanang was an arms instructor," he noted.

He remarked that Nanang had once planned to hold a kind of military training in Halmahera, which was to be used as a training base for Anshor Daulah followers in exchange for Poso.

He had also hid Abu Asybal, who had been on the run after the Thamrin bombing incident in 2016.

"Along with Fajrun, he has conducting training in bomb making in Gorontalo in 2016," he noted.

Rikwanto remarked that Nanang allegedly knew and hid Andi Baso, the bomber of a church in Samarinda, Kalimantan, and was involved in the purchase of M16 rifle for Anshor Daulah members since 2015.

He noted that the police are still investigating the roles played by the three others.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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