Sunday, September 24, 2023

Five Suspected Militants Arrested in Separate Raids

Bayu Marhaenjati
December 13, 2021 | 10:08 pm
A member of anti-terror squad Detachment 88 stands guard. (Antara Photo)
A member of anti-terror squad Detachment 88 stands guard. (Antara Photo)

Jakarta. The counter-terror squad Detachment 88 has arrested five suspected militants in separate raids in South Sumatra and South Sulawesi, police said on Monday.

Four men suspected as members of regional terror network Jemaah Islamiyah were arrested in Palembang and Lubuk Linggau, South Sumatra, on Monday, according to Chief Comr. Aswin Siregar, the operational head of the squad.

Another suspect was arrested a day earlier for his alleged role in the March 28 church bombing in the South Sulawesi capital of Makassar.

“He was wanted for the Katedral Church bombing,” Aswin said.


The suspect was identified by initials MS from the East Java town of Kediri.

The church bombing was carried out by newlywed couple Muh Lukman and Yogi Sahfitri Fortuna aka Dewi who blew themselves up on a motorcycle. The attack injured 20 people and instantly killed the bombers.

Police blamed militant group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah for the attack.

“The latest suspect is also a member of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah,” Aswin said. But he didn’t explain what role the suspect had played in the bombing.

More than 30 people believed to be JAD members have been arrested in connection to the attack.

Tags: Keywords:


Tech 13 hours ago

Gov’t to Issue Regulation Banning Social Media Platforms from Running E-Commerce

This regulation aims to safeguard Indonesia's MSMEs from unfair competition posed by tech giants operating in the country.
News 15 hours ago

Kaesang Aims to Help PSI Win House Seats

Kaesang compared PSI to the Move Forward Party in Thailand which also targets younger members but managed to win the legislative election.
News 24 hours ago

P2P Lender AdaKami Wants Proof of Customer's Alleged Suicide Over Unpaid Debt

Online moneylenders have faced criticism for their aggressive debt collection practices.
Special Updates Sep 23, 2023 | 10:21 am

MSMEs in Tasikharjo Reap Benefits of Renewable Energy

The solar panels have a capacity of 6.54 kWp and can generate up to 10,241 kWh per year.
Business Sep 23, 2023 | 8:46 am

Pertamina to Build Sustainable Energy Center in New Capital Nusantara

The sustainable energy center will lie in the city’s “area 5”, along with other facilities such as Pertamina Sustainability Academy.