Konradus Epa, Jakarta
Updated: November 10, 2020 07:22 AM GMT
Two anti-terrorism police guard a government building in Jakarta following a terrorist threat in this 2019 file photo. Police have announced the arrest of four terrorist suspects in Sumatra. (Photo: Konradus Epa/UCA News)
Indonesian police have arrested four suspected terrorists in Sumatra, one of whom is thought to have been a regular financial contributor to global jihadist groups.Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Awi Setyono said the suspects were arrested by an anti-terror squad in Lampung, South Sumatra, on Nov. 6 and 7.Laptops, mobile phones, an air rifle and several books on jihad were also seized.
According to Bruce Hoffman, a global terrorism expert, the estimated number of JI members in Indonesia stands at about 3,000. Most were trained in Afghanistan and the Philippines.
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