INDONESIA ARREST ALLEGED TERROR RECRUITER FOR MILITANTS OVERSEAS

JAKARTA-- Indonesian police has arrested an alleged terror recruiter of Indonesians to fight for militant groups in foreign countries.

A police spokesman, Brigadier General Muhammad Iqbal, said the alleged terrorist Reza Nurjamil (26) acted as a recruiter of Indonesians to fight as terrorists in foreign countries.

"He played his role to send some people from Indonesia to foreign countries," Iqbal said here.

Currently, Reza is under police investigation in Jakarta. "He is now in Jakarta, and still under questioning."

The polices anti-terrorism unit Densus 88 has also tracked down other suspects in the network.

Reza, who was arrested by Densus 88 at Nunukan village in North Kalimantan on Dec 31, is reportedly a member of the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), and comes from Tasikmalaya, West Java.

The JAD was responsible for several deadly terror attacks in Indonesia last year, including a suicide bombing at the Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta in May, and an attack on a police station in Dharmasraya, West Sumatra, in November.

Reza sent Indonesians to the Philippines via Nunukan.

The anti-terrorism unit has seven days from the day of arrest to name Reza as a suspect for his involvement in the terrorist network.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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