Nine suspected terrorists arrested in Jakarta, Bekasi

Nine suspected terrorists arrested in Jakarta, Bekasi

The police put up a police line at the residence of a suspected terrorist in Cilincing, North Jakarta, who was arrested on Monday (Sept 23, 2019). ANTARA/Laily Rahmawaty/sh

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The anti-terror squad (Densus 88) of the Indonesian Police detained nine suspected terrorists in Tambun, West Java and Cilincing, Central Jakarta, allegedly members of the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).

A spokesman of the Indonesian Police, Brig.Gen Dedi Prasetyo, said here on Monday the squad first detained SN and AZ at 5.35 a.m. in South Tambun, West Java.

Later, it detained H and IG at 6.05 in South Tambun.

At 7.05 a.m. Densus 88 arrested AR and his wife S in North Tambun.

Not long after, at 8.30 a.m. the anti-terror squad arrested AS in North Bekasi, and MA alias Muri in West Semper Village, Cilincing District, North Jakarta.

"Lastly, suspect I was arrested in West Jakarta. He was allegedly involved in a personal preparedness training in Bogor," Prasetyo said.

The police confiscated evidence including a huge amount of high-explosive bomb materials, Triacetone Tripreoxide, from MA in Cilincing, already assembled for a terror attack.

It also seized various firearms, sharp weapons and a pressure cooker for making a pressure cooker bomb from suspected terrorist, H.

"All of them are connected," Prasetyo said.

The police are still on the lookout for the other members of the group.
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