Wounded Densus 88 member still in Medan hospital

Wounded Densus 88 member still in Medan hospital

North Sumatra Police Chief Inspector General Agus Andrianto visited a wounded member of the police's anti-terror squad Densus 88 at the Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, recently ANTARA/HO-Aspri

The Densus 88 member, identified by his initials AM, has been in recovery after undergoing surgery
Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA) - A member of the National Police's counter-terrorism squad Densus 88 who sustained stab wounds remains hospitalized at the Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra Province, a police spokesman said. The Densus 88 member, identified by his initials AM, has been in recovery after undergoing surgery, North Sumatra Police Spokesman Sen. Coms. Tatan Dirsan Atmaja revealed in Medan Tuesday.

AM sustained wounds while attempting to arrest a group of suspected terrorists in Hamparan Perak Subdistrict, Deli Serdang District, North Sumatra, recently, he said.

The Densus 88 squad has 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 November 13.

The suicide bomber died in the blast that caused injuries to six people.

The wounded survivors comprised four policemen and two civilians. They returned home after being treated at the Bhayangkara Police Hospital, according to Atmaja.

In another development, a week after the occurrence of suicide bombing, the capital city of North Sumatra Province, the National Police's counter-terrorism squad, Densus 88, had arrested 71 suspected terrorists.

"As of Tuesday, we have apprehended 71 suspected terrorists in the aftermath of the suicide bombing attack on the Medan city police headquarters on November 13. This is our preventive effort," National Police Spokesman Inspector General Mohammad Iqbal said.

One of the 71 suspects was killed after he detonated the home-made bombs that he used for attacking the Medan city police compound while two others were shot dead after assaulting the policemen who attempted to apprehend them, he said.

The suspected terrorists were captured in North Sumatra and several other provinces, including Riau, Jakarta's outskirts, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Aceh, South Sulawesi, and a province in Kalimantan Island, Iqbal said.

Two people that Densus 88 earlier arrested were released because they were found to be innocent, he said. Their arrests were part of the preventive measures being taken for public security, he added. (INE)
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