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Densus 88 nabs alleged terrorists linked to JAD

Tempo - June 19, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police's anti terror detachment, Densus 88, on Friday announced the arrest of four alleged terrorists believed to be linked with the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) cell in West Java. The arrests were executed on June 16 and 18.

"Their involvements were to promote the JAD studies across a number of regions in East Priangan," said the police spokesperson, Senior Commissioner Ahmad Ramadhan on Friday, June 18.

According to police, the suspects had also participated in terrorist training activities in Mount Galunggung in September 2019 and led the declaration of JAD members in the East Priangan region.

The alleged terrorists were initially investigated after a member of the JAD previously arrested for constructing an explosive device. "It was intended to be used in acts of terrorism," said Ramadhan.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1474196/densus-88-nabs-alleged-terrorists-linked-to-ja