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Pontianak airport beefs up security after terror attacks

  • Severianus Endi
    Severianus Endi

    The Jakarta Post

Pontianak | Thu, May 17, 2018 | 01:07 am
Pontianak airport beefs up security after terror attacks Police officers help a wounded colleague after an attack on Riau Police headquarters in Pekanbaru on Wednesday morning. (Tribun Pekanbaru/Doddy Vladimir)

The authorities at Supadio International Airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, have beefed up security, announcing the highest alert status, siaga I, in response to terror attacks in Surabaya, East Java, and Pekanbaru in Riau. 

On Wednesday, the airport’s general manager, Bayuh Iswantoro, said security had been increased since Monday.  

“We have received help from the police and Indonesian Military (TNI),” he said. “The siaga I status is on indefinitely.”

Churches in Pontianak also increased security. At St. Hieronymus Catholic Church in East Pontianak, congregation members, the police and military have increased patrols. (evi)

 

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