Weekend raid: Police officers guard a house after arresting alleged terrorists on Jl. Palmerah Barat II in West Jakarta on Saturday. The police caught at least 10 suspected terrorists during raids in various locations in four provinces, Jakarta, Central Java, West Java and East Java. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)
The National Police's Densus 88 anti-terrorism squad raided a house on Jl. Palmerah Barat II in Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Saturday afternoon, drawing the attention of local residents.
The Densus 88 and the police came around 11 a.m., and raided the house, a 35-year-old named Nita, whose house is 10 meters away from the raided house, told kompas.com.
The family that lives in the house comprises a mother, usually called Iyem, and her two sons – David and Herman – their father passed away 10 years ago, according to Nita.
David was attending a military school in West Jakarta while his older brother, Herman was unemployed, she added.
Antara news agency reported that there were three suspected terrorists arrested during the raid.
As of 3:14 p.m., no official statements had been made by authorities.
Meanwhile, Palmerah Police's Criminal Investigation Division chief Adj. Comr. Bambang Handoko confirmed another raid at a house near Kemanggisan cemetery in Kemanggisan, not far from the previous house in Palmerah, citing that the police helped back up the Densus 88 operation.
He, however, said that he did not have details on who the alleged terrorists were and in what case they involved. (cor/swd)