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Suspected terrorist arrested in Karanganyar

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The Jakarta Post

Karanganyar, Central Java   /   Fri, June 15, 2018   /   01:15 pm
Suspected terrorist arrested in Karanganyar The police are examining the house of a suspected terrorist following attacks on churches in Surabaya last month. (Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)

Counterterrorism squad Densus 88 arrested a man identified as Zaim or Jakim, a suspected terrorist, in a house in Serangan, Gawangan Subdistrict, Karanganyar, Central Java on Thursday night.

The arrest, which happened during takbiran (Idul Fitri eve), surprised neighbors.

According to Hartono, the community chief, Zaim was arrested at around 7:30 p.m. Before the arrest, a gunshot was heard, causing residents at a takbiran event in a nearby mosque to panic.

The police ordered the residents to go back into the mosque and quickly proceeded to arrest Zaim.

Along with the suspect, the police seized a firearm, a black hat with an Islamic State group emblem, and books titled Khilafah Tiga Umat (Khilafah’s Three Disciples), Seruan Tauhid (Tauhid Declaration), Ya Memang Mereka Thoghut (Yes They are Thoghut), Know Your Enemy and Mewaspadai Penyimpangan Murji’ah (Signs of Murji’ah Deviation) from Zaim’s possession.

Reportedly, Zaim was one of the financiers of the recent Surabaya bombings.

According to Hartono, Zaim is new in the neighborhood and he came from Cirebon. The house in which he was arrested is his father-in-law’s, Rohmadi. (gis)