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Five suspected JAD terrorists arrested in Riau

  • Rizal Harahap

    Pekanbaru

Pekanbaru   /   Sat, August 15 2020   /  01:00 am
Illustration photo of National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad.(Persda Network via kompas.com/Bina Harnansa)

The National Police's Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested five suspected terrorists with alleged ties to Islamic State-linked terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) in Kampar regency, Riau, on Tuesday. The suspects, identified only as SU, TJ, SY, LR and TW, are natives of Kampar who used to work as farmers and food vendors, the police said. “They were arrested following the development of a case in connection with a terrorist suspect, NW, who was arrested on Aug. 1 at his rented house in Parawang, Siak regency,” Kampar Police spokesman First Insp. Deni Yusra said on Thursday. NW had been on the police's most-wanted list for a long time, he said, and the five suspects arrested on Tuesday were alleged to have assisted NW while he was on the run. Authorities suspected that NW and the five were members of JAD, a militant group believed to have ...