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Densus 88 shoots down two of three arrested terror suspects

Ahad 24 Jun 2018 14:00 WIB

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Anti-terror squad (Densus 88) arrest suspected terrorist. (Illustration)

Anti-terror squad (Densus 88) arrest suspected terrorist. (Illustration)

Foto: Antara/Mohammad Ayudha
They allegedly plot to launch terror attack on the West Java regional election.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, DEPOK -- The Police's anti-terror squad Densus 88 arrested three terror suspects in Depok, West Java, on Saturday. Two of the suspect died after being shot for resisting arrest.

Brigadier General Mohammad Iqbal, police's head of the public information bureau, noted that the three, known by their initials as MM, AS, and AZW, alias MRS, were arrested from two different locations.

MM was taken into custody in Mekar Jaya in the Sukmajaya Sub-district where the police confiscated a Honda Vario motorbike and a cell phone from him. Based on initial investigation, he was believed to be a member of the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah Bogor.

AS and AZW were caught while riding a motorcycle on Tole Iskandar Street in Sukmajaya, but they were carrying a knife and pistol and tried to resist arrest, leaving the police with no choice but to shoot them, thereby leading to their deaths.

The police confiscated a knife, FN pistol with its magazine, and 10 nine-millimeter bullets from the two, Iqbal revealed, adding that their bodies had been taken to the Said Sukanto police hospital in East Jakarta.

Based on initial investigation, AS and AZW, alias MRS, had once taken part in a semi-military training along with Bahrumsyah and Ahmaf Syarifudin in Mount Gede in 2014. The three terror suspects were allegedly planning to launch a terror attack during the West Java regional election on June 27.

Earlier, Densus 88 detained four terror suspects from two locations in West Java and Central Java on Tuesday (June 19). All of the terror suspects allegedly belong to ISIS network.

Head of Public Information Division National Police Syahar Diantono explained the arrests were made in Punclut, West Bandung (West Java) and Kebumen (Central Java). The terror suspect in West Java identified by his initial as F, while others in Central Java known as R, MN, and FT alias FM.

The anti-terror squad seized some evidences, among other mobile phone, wallet contained ID card and cash. There was no assembled bomb nor weapon found.

"They had intentions of 'giving a gift' by disrupting the West Java regional election as was apparent by their heightened activity along with other groups in preparing 'amaliyah' (action)," Iqbal added.

Sumber : Antara
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