Jakarta Police spokesman Chief Comr. Argo Yuwono. (Suara Pembaruan Photo/Mikael Niman)

Police Anti-Terror Unit Arrests Islamic State-Affiliated Militants in Separate Raids


SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Jakarta. Police anti-terror unit Detachment 88 raided several hideouts in Bekasi in West Java and Jakarta on Monday morning, arresting eight people linked to the Islamic State-affiliated militant group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, or JAD, as well as seizing explosive materials belonging to the group.

Seven of the militants were arrested in Bekasi, West Java, and one in Cilincing in North Jakarta.

"We have arrested eight people from the IS-affiliated group JAD," Jakarta Police spokesman Chief Comr. Argo Yuwono told Metro TV on Monday.

Police have not given any further details about the eight suspected terrorists.

According to Argo, Detachment 88 also found high-explosive materials during the raids on Monday morning. He also mentioned that the group was in the middle of planning an attack, but did not provide more details.