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Four alleged terrorists with ties to JAD arrested in Central Java

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 26, 2020   /   07:04 pm
Four alleged terrorists with ties to JAD arrested in Central Java The National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad. (Persda Network via kompas.com/Bina Harnansa)

The National Police have arrested four individuals allegedly affiliated with the Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) terror network in Batang regency, Central Java.

The police's Densus 88 counterterrorism squad raided a house in Subak subdistrict of the regency on Wednesday afternoon, during which the personnel made the arrests, National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Argo Yuwono said.

“They are allegedly members of the Semarang and Temanggung chapters of JAD in Central Java as well as the Makassar chapter of the group in South Sulawesi,” Argo said during a press conference on Thursday.

Densus 88 personnel initially found five alleged terrorists at the house, but one of them had tried to retaliate by attacking the officers with a samurai sword, prompting the police to take lethal action against the person, Argo claimed.

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The police later carried the attacker's dead body to Bhayangkara Hospital’s mortuary in Semarang, Central Java.

“Therefore we only detained four alleged terrorists in the operation. They are now under interrogation,” Argo added.

The police also gathered a machete, a samurai sword, several jerry cans containing suspicious liquid, 10 boxes of matches, 10 electrical resistors, four smartphones and 24 small bottles as evidence from the operation. (glh)