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Jakarta Post

Two suspected terrorists arrested in Bungo

  • Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi   /   Fri, June 8, 2018   /   05:59 pm
Two suspected terrorists arrested in Bungo On alert: An officer stands guard in front of the Maro Sebo Police headquarters in Muara Jambi, Jambi, on May 22, following an attack by unidentified assailants. (Antara/Wahdi Septiawan)

The National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested two suspected members of Jamaah Ansharud Daulah (JAD) at two separate locations in Bungo regency, Jambi, on Thursday.

JAD, the largest terror group in Indonesia, has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group.

“They were both interrogated at the Bungo Police station. But now, the investigation has been moved to Jambi Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters,” police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. Kuswahyudi Tresnandi said on Friday.

The two suspected terrorists were identified as Fadli and Muhammad Husdiyanto S. alias Ucok.

Kuswahyudi said both were allegedly from the same terror network that carried out the recent terror attack at the headquarters of the Dharmasraya Police.

He added that Ucok was apprehended at the Bungo Indah Travel Agency on Jl. Sri Soedewi in Bungo Barat sub-district, Pasar Muara Bungo district, at around 4 p.m. local time. Police confiscated a laptop and a bow and arrows from him.

An hour later, Densus 88 arrested Fadli at his parents’ house in Tanjung Gedang sub-district, Pasar Muara Bungo district. Police confiscated his passport and several books.

Ucok was a known member of the discussion group at Al Furqon Islamic Center Mosque in Bungo regency that was headed by the late Eka Fitra Akbar, one of the Dharmasraya terror attackers.

Fadli was initially a member of the Salafy As Sunah discussion group, which routinely held its activities at the same mosque. He later joined Eka’s group. (stu/ebf)