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Jakarta Post

Further attacks feared

  • Haeril Halim, Fachrul Sidiq, and Winda A. Charmila

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 26, 2017   /  08:30 am
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Fatal attack: National Police personnel carry the coffin of police officer Imam Gilang Adinata who was killed in a suicide bombing in Jakarta on May 24. (AFP/Adek Berry)

The police have suggested the perpetrators of the deadly twin bombings in East Jakarta are linked to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and could have been inspired by recent terror attacks in other parts of the world. Analysts have warned the public to be vigilant given reports that hundreds of Indonesians have flocked abroad to fight for the militant group and could pose threats when they return. Authorities have repeatedly expressed concerns about the resurgence of radicalism and the potential existence of a new generation of radical groups inspired by IS. “It [Wednesday’s attack] is most likely linked with IS, but we are still investigating its possible connection to the international IS network,” National Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Awi Setiono said on Thursday. “Following the attacks in Manchester and Marawi, [anti-terror squad] Densus 88 warn...