Six suspected terrorists arrested in six areas around Cirebon: police

Six suspected terrorists arrested in six areas around Cirebon: police

The Cirebon city police officers raided a suspected terrorist's house on Tuesday (Nov 19, 2019) (ANTARA/Khaerul Izan/RN)

Cirebon, W Java (ANTARA) - The National Police's anti-terror squad Densus 88 apprehended six suspected terrorists at six different locations in Cirebon City and its outskirts on Monday, Cirebon City Police Chief Adjunct Commissioner Roland Ronaldy stated.

The suspects were arrested in the areas of Kapetakan, Gunungjati (Cirebon), Kesambi, Lemahwungkuk, Kalijaga, and Kalitanjung Sub-districts, he informed journalists in Cirebon City, West Java Province, on Tuesday.

All remain under the custody of the National Police's counterterrorism squad Densus 88, pending further investigation, he remarked.

The suspects allegedly belonged to an organization called the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), he noted.

Ronaldy, however, was yet unable to disclose the identity of the suspects and their possible involvement in the recent Medan suicide bombing since the case was still being handled by police investigators.

To facilitate the investigation process, the Cirebon city police officers helped the Densus 88 team members in conducting a search of the suspects' houses.

In connection with the Medan blast on November 13, the National Police spokesman, Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo, had confirmed earlier that the Densus 88 team had, until now, taken 46 suspects into arrest.

"A total of 46 suspects were arrested. I need to disclose that they are linked to the Y-led Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD)," Prasetyo revealed at the National Police Headquarters in Jakarta on Monday.

He confirmed that 23 of the 46 suspects belong to the North Sumatra-Aceh network, with four of them surrendering to the police.

"Four people surrendered, while the police took firm and measurable measures against the two others since they attempted to desist arrest by using sharp weapon and airsoft gun resulting in injury to a member of Densus 88," he revealed.

The four other suspects were arrested in Banten, three in Jakarta, nine in Central Java, six in West Java, and one suspect in East Kalimantan.

North Sumatra Police Chief Inspector General Agus Andrianto stated that the Densus 88 squad personnel shot dead two suspected terrorists during a raid at the Kota Datar area, Hamparan Perak Sub-district, Deli Serdang District, on Nov 16.

The two suspects were gunned down when they attacked the Densus 88 and local police personnel to evade arrest, he remarked.

The Densus 88 squad personnel have been working closely with their colleagues from the North Sumatra police headquarters to uncover details and facts behind the suicide bombing attack at the Medan city police headquarters on Nov 13.

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