JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The 12 terror suspects who were recently arrested in Greater Jakarta are unaffiliated with two homegrown radical groups known as Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) and Jemaah Islamiyah, an official confirmed on Sunday, April 11.
Police spokesman Ahmad Ramadhan said that they all come from a group led by HH, the terror suspect who was arrested in East Jakarta, on suspicion of planning terror attacks in several places.
“The 12 terror suspects are members of the same group. But, their group is not affiliated with JAD [Jamaah Ansharut Daulah] or JI [Jamaah Islamiyah],” Tribunnews quoted Ahmad as saying on Sunday, April 11.
Previously, it was reported that the arrested terror suspects were identified as HH, ZA, AJ, BS, WJ, NAA, and AN. Also arrested were DK, AK, AP, NF, and W.
Ahmad said they were arrested by an elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Detachment 88, or better known as Densus 88 in Jakarta, Bekasi, and South Tangerang.
Even though they are unaffiliated with JI and JAD, Ahmad explained, the nature of their actions has contained an allegation of criminal acts of terrorism. The group was on suspicion of attempting to make a triacetone triperoxide (TATP) explosive to attack the police, gas stations, and shops owned by foreigners.
“So their actions contain the elements of the criminal act of terrorism,” said Ahmad.
As of now, the police are still pursuing four other terror suspects namely ARH, YI, S, and SA.
(Writer : Tatang Guritno, Tsarina Maharani | Editor : Krisiandi, Diamanty Meiliana)
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