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Two alleged terrorist killed in self-detonated blast

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 5, 2019   /   03:46 pm
Two alleged terrorist killed in self-detonated blast The antiterror police were led to two alleged terrorists following arrests in Babelan, Bekasi regency, and Tegal, Central Java, on Saturday. (Persda Network via kompas.com/Bina Harnansa)

Two alleged terrorists were killed in an explosion they had triggered themselves to avoid arrest by antiterror squad Densus 88 in Jatikramat, Bekasi, West Java, on Sunday.

Bekasi Police chief Sr. Comr Indarto confirmed the deaths to kompas.com.

Densus 88 was led to the alleged terrorists following the capture of three suspected Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) members in Babelan, Bekasi regency, and Tegal, Central Java, on Saturday.

One of the three had been wanted for terrorism, while the other two were arrested for aiding and abetting him.

National Police spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo told Kompas.com that during their interrogation, they confessed to knowing about a planned attack on police during the general election.

Last year, the South Jakarta District Court issued a ruling that declared JAD a “forbidden organization”. The police believe that JAD is linked to Islamic State (IS). (evi)