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November 29, 2020, 01.36 AM

2. Indonesia Arrests Seven Militant Suspects in Sulawesi’s Gorontalo Province

Indonesia’s elite anti-terrorism unit has arrested seven suspected terrorists in Pohuwato regency, Gorontalo, on the island of Sulawesi recently, police confirmed.

The seven suspects were arrested in two different sub-districts, Randangan and Buntulia.

“It is true that the suspected terrorists have been arrested. However, further details are under the purview of the National Police Headquarters,” Gorontalo Police spokesperson Commissioner Wahyu Tri Cahyono said on Saturday, November 28.

Their whereabouts had long been watched by the counterterrorism squad, known as Densus 88.

The suspected terrorists, who are residents of the Pohuwato regency, were immediately taken to Jakarta for further investigation.

The arrest took place quickly. Therefore, the information about the arrests was only known after they were taken to the National Police Headquarters in the country’s capital.



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