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Jakarta Post

Densus 88 arrests three terror suspects in N. Jakarta and Bekasi, disposes homemade bomb

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 24, 2019   /  02:45 pm
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(Illustration of police tape) The Densus 88 antiterror squad has arrested three alleged terrorist suspects in two separate raids in Cilincing, North Jakarta and in Bekasi, West Java. The Cilincing raid seized and disposed of an explosive made of triacetone triperoxide (TATP), a highly unstable compound dubbed the "Mother of Satan".(Tempo/Ade Ridwan)

Officers of the National Police’s Densus 88 antiterror squad on Monday arrested in North Jakarta and Bekasi three individuals allegedly affiliated with the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a homegrown militant group that has been linked to Islamic State. National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said that the arrests were made in West Semper subdistrict in Cilincing, North Jakarta, and in Karang Satria village in North Tambun, Bekasi. Dedi confirmed that the individuals were affiliated with “JAD Bekasi and other JAD [branches]", as quoted by "We have conducted preventive [operations] in several locations to avoid terror attacks,” he added Densus 88 officers discovered an explosive made from a plastic bottle containing triacetone triperoxide (TATP) at the residence of susp...