JAKARTA, May 26 (NNN-ANTARA) – Indonesian police said yesterday that, its anti-terror squad arrested two suspected terrorists, in the city of Malang in East Java province.
National Police spokesperson, Ahmad Ramadhan, told a press conference that a suspect, believed to be affiliated with a terror network of the banned Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group, was apprehended on Tuesday.
Police arrested another suspect, linked to the homegrown extremist group, Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) on Wednesday, Ramadhan said.
The spokesman said, the anti-terror squad seized evidence during the raid.
The JAD is responsible for a string of attacks in the country, including a suicide bombing at a cathedral in Makassar, Sulawesi Island in 2021, and suicide bombings at churches in East Java in 2018, which killed a dozen people. The group was declared an illegal organisation in 2018.
The JI was behind the deadly 2002 Bali bombings, which killed more than 200 people on the holiday island.– NNN-ANTARA