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Five arrested for causing S. Lampung riots

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 23 2012   /  11:02 am

Lampung Police have arrested five men, identified only by their initials as D, DM, NH, RH and ZA, who are believed to have provoked the interethnic clashes that took place in South Lampung on Oct. 29 and 30.

Police arrested ZA in Panjang subdistrict, Bandar Lampung early on Thursday, after obtaining information from dozens of witnesses, while the four others were apprehended in different locations in Bandar Lampung.

As of Thursday evening, ZA had been named a suspect, while the four other men were still being questioned by investigators.

Police said they strongly believed the five had incited the attack on Balinuraga village, during which 12 people were killed, hundreds of homes were destroyed and looted. Lampung Police officers have so far questioned 60 witnesses.

“We have questioned ZA and named him a suspect. He encouraged residents in South Lampung to...