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Jakarta Post

Rehabilitation efforts in countering terrorism overlooked, warns think tank

  • Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 22, 2019   /  05:12 pm
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Personnel of the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus), accompanied by sniffer dogs, rappel from a helicopter during a mock terror attack in Jakarta in this file photo. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Ardila Syakriah   The Jakarta Post/Jakarta Two police officers were assaulted by a man armed with a sickle in Surabaya, East Java, on Saturday afternoon. The man brought with him a flag associated with the Islamic State (IS) militant group, police said, alleging the incident was a terrorist attack committed by a sympathizer of the militant group. This was not the first time police personnel have been the target of terrorist attacks in Indonesia. Last year, also in Surabaya, a suicide bombing took place at the city's police headquarters, injuring four officers and six civilians, just a day after a string of church bombings killed dozens in the city. Think tank the Habibie Center recorded that of all terror attacks occurring between 2017 and 2018, 74 percent were targeted at police officers, followed by civilians at 11 percent, religious facilities at 5 percent and ...