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Jakarta Post

Terror suspects arrested at ‘exclusive’ mushola in E. Java

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17, 2018   /   10:27 am
Terror suspects arrested at ‘exclusive’ mushola in E. Java Police officers guard the vicinity while counterterrorism unit Densus 88 search the house of the suspected suicide bomber of the Surabaya Police headquarters on May 15. (Antara/Didik Suhartono)

The National Police’s counterterrorism unit Densus 88 and the Probolinggo Police arrested three more terror suspects at a housing complex and an “exclusive” mushola (prayer room) in Probolinggo, East Java, on Wednesday evening.

The team, consisting of 35 personnel from Densus 88 and 65 from Probolinggo Police, first searched a house in Sumbertaman housing complex and arrested one person. The team then searched a mushola inside the housing complex and arrested two more suspects. All three did not put up a fight, police said.

“Their initials are F, F and H. We suspect they are linked to the Surabaya attacks,” said Probolinggo Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Alfian Nurrizal, as quoted by

Alfian said the police confiscated an air riffle, a bow, one dagger and unidentified homemade electronics. No explosive materials were found, Alfian said.

The mushola was an exclusive facility, he added. “Only certain people go there,” he said. Neighbors of the three said the suspects kept to themselves and that they did not know their employment status. (evi)