JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Policemen from Indonesia’s elite anti-terrorism unit Detachment 88 (Densus 88) arrested five suspected of terrorism-related offenses in South Tangerang near Jakarta capital, an official confirmed on Wednesday, April 6.
National Police spokesperson Brigadier General Ahmad Ramadhan said that the terror suspects are part of the outlawed Islamic State of Indonesia group, locally known as Negara Islam Indonesia (NII).
“The arrest involves five suspected terrorists who allegedly represent the NII terror network,” Ramadhan said at the National Police Headquarters.
The arrest took place on Sunday, April 3, at 7 am.
However, the police did not provide details on their involvement and roles in the alleged terrorism-related offenses. Ramadhan said the arrest came after the previous alleged terrorist activities in West Sumatra.
“Currently, the roles and involvement of the suspects are still under investigation,” he said.
Previously, the Special Detachment 88 Anti-terror Team arrested 16 NII-linked militants on March 25 in West Sumatera.
They allegedly involved in terrorism-related offenses, including the intention to change the nation’s five principles ideology with the Islamic sharia, overthrow the existing government, and conduct military-style activities regularly.
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