Indonesia Highlights: Indonesian National Police Identifies Assailant of Police Headquarters in Jakarta | Indonesian Police Arrest Dozens Over Makassar Cathedral Bombing | Indonesian Air Crash Investi

April 1, 2021, 06.08 AM

Listyo added that the investigation of the bombing is still ongoing as the police, specifically the Densus 88 or Detachment 88 counterterrorist unit, continue to develop their case.

The police identified the suicide bombers as L and his wife YSF. The police confiscated five live bombs and bombmaking materials like sulphur, black powder and hydrogen peroxide in the Jakarta and Bekasi raids.

The two, and their accomplices in Makassar, Jakarta and Bima are known to be part of the Jamaah Anshor Daulat [JAD] terrorist network. Prior to the Makassar cathedral attack, JAD was implicated in a number of attacks in Indonesia and the Philippines.

These include a series of bombings in Surabaya, East Java which killed 28 people in 2018, as well as a suicide blast at a cathedral in the southern Philippine city of Jolo the next year which killed 20 people, including the two attackers.


Indonesian Air Crash Investigators Find the Black Box of Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182

The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee [KNKT] has found the cockpit voice recorder [CVR] of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182, which crashed near the Thousand Islands off Jakarta last January.

KNKT chairman Soerjanto Tjahjono announced that investigators found the black box on Tuesday evening, March 30, near where the Boeing 737-500 went down.

“We used a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger [TSHD] vessel, the King Arthur 8, to suck mud from the seabed, ” he said at a press conference on Wednesday.


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