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Jakarta Post

As terror spreads, residents told to be vigilant

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17 2018   /  12:25 am

Dewi Sari, 38, a resident of Kunciran, Pinang district in Tangerang, Banten, would never have thought that her new neighbors are linked to a terrorist group, although she had noticed some peculiarities.

She said a woman who had recently moved to the house next door frequently carried two big pieces of luggage when leaving her house. The woman lived with her husband in a rented house. They ran a jeans fixing business. A job ad was placed at the house, stating they needed an employee.

Dewi added that the couple rarely socialized with the neighbors since their arrival. The husband began to live in the house last year, while his wife had only moved in last week.

“I told my husband about their suspicious behavior, but I never thought it had anything to do with terrorist activities,” she said.

Officers from the Tangerang Police and the National Police’s Densu...