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Police determines former terror convict as suspect of Samarinda blast

Senin 14 Nov 2016 18:42 WIB

Rep: Ali Mansur, Mabruroh/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

 East Kalimantan Police Mobile Brigade personnel secure the Molotov cocktail explosion at the Oikumene (Ecumenical) Church District of Loa Janan Ilir, Samarinda on Sunday (11/13).

East Kalimantan Police Mobile Brigade personnel secure the Molotov cocktail explosion at the Oikumene (Ecumenical) Church District of Loa Janan Ilir, Samarinda on Sunday (11/13).

Foto: Antara/Amirulloh

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- A Molotov cocktail exploded at the Oikumene church, Samarinda, East Kalimantan on Sunday (11/13) at around 10.30 a.m. local time. At least four people injured, mostly  children.

On Monday, a toddler named Intan Olivia (2,5 yrs old) killed after suffering 78 burn and respiratory infection. Meanwhile, three other victims were still hospitalized. One other victim already sent home due to minor injury.

The Head of Public Relations National Police Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar said the Molotov cocktail explosion was a sudden action. National Police has not heard any information prior to the attack. "It was a suddent action, but we have already identified the network," he said.

Boy explained the suspect was identified as Juhanda (32). He was a former convict of bomb case in Puspiptek Serpong's pipeline (Tangerang) and a series of parcel bomb attack, including at Utan Kayu (East Jakarta) in April 2011. "He belongs to Pepi Fernando's group, an old network of terrorist," National Police Chief Tito Karnavian said.

Juhanda was released from jail in July 2014. He was still under the supervision of National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT).

Vice Chairman of Commission III of the House Desmond J Mahesa stated the BNPT has failed to supervise former convict of terror acts. He criticized before there was BNPT, terrorism in Indonesia was not as much as nowdays. "It is awkward, it seems like BNPT has preserve the terrorists," he said.

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