Five Terrorist Suspects Arrested In Indonesia

Human Rights

The Indonesian police said yesterday that, its anti-terror squad has arrested five suspected terrorists in South Tangerang, a satellite town of the capital, Jakarta.

National Police spokesperson, Ahmad Ramadhan, said, the suspects, believed to have affiliated with a terrorist network of the Indonesian Islamic State (NII), were apprehended on Sunday.

The police did not reveal the identities of the suspects, as the investigation was ongoing.

On Mar 25, in West Sumatra province, the Densus 88 police force, arrested 16 terrorist suspects, who massively recruited new members, including children. They were connected with other NII members in Jakarta, West Java province, and the country’s resort island of Bali.

NII is a rebel group that wants to make Indonesia an Islamic state, led by Kartosoewirjo, who was arrested and executed in 1962.