Individuals Linked With Medan Terror Attack Brought to Jakarta for Further Questioning

Three suspects in Sunday's (25/06) terror attack on a checkpoint near the North Sumatra Police headquarters were escorted to Jakarta on Wednesday for further questioning, a police spokeswoman said. (B1 Photo)

By : Alin Almanar | on 9:14 AM June 29, 2017
Category : News, Terrorism

Jakarta. Three suspects in Sunday's (25/06) terror attack on a checkpoint near the North Sumatra Police headquarters were escorted to Jakarta on Wednesday for further questioning, a police spokeswoman said.

Syawaludin Pakpahan, 43, and Ardial Ramadhana, 34, stormed a manned checkpoint at 3.00 a.m. on Sunday morning in the North Sumatra city of Medan, fatally stabbing Martua Sigalingging, an officer on duty at the time.

Ardial was immediately shot dead by security officers following the attack, while Syawaludin, now in Jakarta for questioning, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Syawaludin was transferred to the nation's capital on Wednesday along with 17-year-old Boboy and 32-year-old Firmansyah Putra Yudi, who were arrested for allegedly helping to plot and coordinate Sunday's attack.

Police said the three terror suspects will be detained at the police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Depok, West Java.

"All the three have been escorted to Jakarta by counterterrorism unit Densus 88, along with all relevant evidence," North Sumatra Police spokeswoman Sr. Comr. Rina Sari Ginting told the Jakarta Globe.

"Meanwhile, dozens of witnesses, whose testimonies have been deemed sufficient, have been released from custody," she added.

Rina said Ardial's body was transferred to his family on Wednesday for burial.

 

 

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