Police arrest terrorist suspect in Jakarta

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Police have nabbed a terrorist suspect identified as IH in East Jakarta with firearms, and hundreds of bullets.

IH was picked up by police from his rented house at Jalan Mandor Hasan, in the sub-district of Cipayung on Tuesday night, Jakarta police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said here on Wednesday.

Police also detained three other IH`s unidentified friends, who were in the same house when the police came to arrest IH.

Chairman of the RT005/06 neighborhood association Sain Said (63) said he was asked by the police to accompany them to IH`s rented house without telling him reasons for the arrest.

IH held an identity card showing that he hailed from Lampung and worked as a trader.

He has stayed in the rented house for a month.

Earlier a report said the police`s special anti terror squad known as Densus 88 on Tuesday arrested a number of terrorist suspects in two locations in the West Java city of Bekasi, 20 kilometers east of Jakarta.

Rikwanto said police also confiscated a number of locally assembled bombs, firearms and bullets in raids on Tuesday night.

Densus 88 picked up a suspect, Iswahyudi (39), in a rented house at Jalan Pintu Air, Harapan Mulya, and four others from a house at Jalan Mator Hasibuan.