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Jakarta Post

Suspected terrorist arrested in Bogor

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 6, 2018   /   08:22 am
Suspected terrorist arrested in Bogor Members of Indonesia's Densus 88 counter-terror police squad conduct a raid on the residence where a family suspected of taking part in recent suicide bombings resided in, in Surabaya on May 15, 2018. Indonesia's elite anti-terror force Densus 88 conducted raids nationwide May 15 in the wake of a deadly wave of suicide bombings as calls grow to pass a stalled security law. (AFP/Juni Kriswanto)

The National Police’s Detachment 88 counterterrorism unit arrested on Saturday a suspected terrorist identified only by his initials TDW, 28, in a housing complex in Rawa Kalong, Bogor, West Java.

TDW was arrested on Saturday morning just minutes after he left his rented house, where he lived with his wife and two children.

Local neighborhood unit (RT) head Ali Makmur Siregar, confirmed the arrest.

“I became aware of the situation after learning that there was a raid on one of my residents’ houses,” he said on Sunday as reported by, adding that TDW had rented the house since January.

“As far as I know, he is a herbal expert,” Ali said.

Ali said that during the raid, the police confiscated several items, including some jihad-themed books, a laptop, several flash drives, cash in rupiah and United States dollars, and a passport.

Ali said that TDW regularly welcomed guests in his house.

“The gatherings took place twice a week in his house, during which the doors were closed. There were five to seven motorcycles and the guests all wore cadar [full-face veils],” he said.

Ali said TDW and his wife rarely socialized with their neighbors.

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