Three terror suspects from Probolinggo involved in Surabaya-Sidoarjo bombing attacks

Probolinggo, E Java (ANTARA News) – Three terror suspects arrested by the Anti-Terror Special Detachment (Densus) 88 of the Indonesian Police were allegedly involved in the bombing attacks in Surabaya and Sidoarjo, both in East Java Province.

Tens of Densus 88 personnel and Probolinggo Police raided three houses located in Wonoasih Sub-district in Probolinggo on Wednesday.

“Three male terror suspects identified by their initials as F, S, and H were arrested for interrogation,” Head of the Probolinggo Police Adjunct Senior Commissioner Alfian Nurrizal informed the press here, Thursday.

No violence broke out, as the three men did not resist arrest, he added.

Several items seized during the raids at the three houses included guns, an arrow, a knife, machetes, books on jihad, communication devices, and electronic assemblies, he noted.

The three suspects were taken to the Indonesian Police Headquarters in Jakarta for further investigation.

Earlier, a series of bomb attacks hit three churches, a city police station in Surabaya, and a flat in Sidoarjo, East Java, on Sunday and Monday, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens.

In Riau Province, the police confirmed that they had shot dead four terrorists attempting to attack the Riau Police Headquarters in the provincial capital of Pekanbaru on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian Police Headquarters has involved the Armys Special Elite Force (Kopassus) in combating terrorism in the country.

“Kopassus has been involved in it (counter-terrorism),” Chief of the Public Relations Division at the National Police Headquarters Inspector General Setyo Wasisto stated on Wednesday.

Wasisto noted that Chief of the National Police General Tito Karnavian has confirmed the involvement of Kopassus in counterterrorism efforts.

The National Polices Mobile Brigade has been cooperating with Kopassus in maintaining security when an anti-terror squad raids a terrorist cell.

Source: ANTARA News