Indonesia Highlights: 11 Suspected Terrorists in Merauke Linked to JAD, Makassar Cathedral Bombing | Broken Ancient Ceramics Found near Batavia Castle in Jakarta | Two Indonesian Climbers Set New Men’

May 31, 2021, 04.04 PM
Indonesian anti-terror police from Detachment 88 (Densus 88) stand guard during a raid in a house belongs to a suspected bomber of the Makassar Cathedral in South Sulawesi. KOMPAS.com/HimawanIndonesian anti-terror police from Detachment 88 (Densus 88) stand guard during a raid in a house belongs to a suspected bomber of the Makassar Cathedral in South Sulawesi.

KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian Police said that 11 suspected terrorists in Merauke are allegedly linked to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a terror group that supports the Islamic State extremists.

The police also said that the group is also allegedly linked to the previous attack in Makassar, South Sulawesi during a Palm Sunday last January.

Meanwhile, in Jakarta, some archeological items have been discovered near the Batavia Castle in Kerapu village. The locals hoped that the search for other archeological items will be continued so that the area can become one of the tourist attractions in the capital.

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11 Suspected Terrorists in Merauke Linked to JAD, Makassar Cathedral Bombing

Papua Police chief Inspector General Mathius D. Fakhiri said that 11 suspected terrorists who have been arrested in the Merauke regency are allegedly linked to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) terror group.

JAD, a terror group that supports the Islamic State extremists, is also allegedly linked to the church attack in the Indonesian city of Makassar, South Sulawesi during a Palm Sunday last January.

“The arrest of the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah terror group is related to the attack in Makassar several months ago,” said Fakhiri in Jayapura on Sunday, May 30.

He said that the suspected terrorists had moved to Makassar, then returned to Merauke and lived there for several years.

Source: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/05/30/232836278/11-terduga-teroris-yang-ditangkap-di-merauke-jaringan-jad-dan-terlibat-bom.

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