Police confirm arrests of 26 terror suspects on Oct 10-15

Police confirm arrests of 26 terror suspects on Oct 10-15

Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo, spokesman of the Indonesian Police (Polri). (photo: Antara/ Dyah Dwi Astuti/ FA)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Police's counterterrorism squad Densus 88 has placed in detention 26 terror suspects in several regions on October 10-15, 2019.

"In total, 26 suspects in cases of terror crimes were arrested by Densus 88 until today," Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo, spokesman of the Indonesia Police (Polri), stated at the Polri Headquarters, here on Tuesday.

The arrests were made after the recent incident in which Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto was stabbed in Pandeglang, Banten Province.

On Tuesday, four people were arrested in Cirebon and Bandung, West Java Province. In Cirebon, the police detained S and LT and Bandung DP and MNA.

"LT was indoctrinated to become a bomber, with the targets being police headquarters and places of worship in Cirebon," he revealed.

The police investigation unearthed that JAD Bandung had planned to commit acts of terror targeting police headquarters and places of worship in Bandung.

"In Cirebon, they would use a society bomber, while JAD Bandung, they planned to attack by using weapons, such as airsoft guns, knives, and other sharp weapons on individuals as well as places that I had mentioned earlier," he noted.

In the meantime, in last September, Densus 88 had detained nine suspected terrorists in Tambun, West Java and Cilincing, Central Jakarta, allegedly members of the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).

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Prasetyo had stated on September 23, 2019, that the squad had first detained SN and AZ at 5:35 a.m. local time in South Tambun, West Java.

Later, it detained H and IG at 6:05 a.m. local time in South Tambun. At 7:05 a.m. local time, Densus 88 arrested AR and his wife S in North Tambun. Thereafter, at 8:30 a.m. local time, 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 personnel preparedness training in Bogor," Prasetyo stated.

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 linked," Prasetyo stated. Related news: Wiranto attacker had not identified target of attack: Police