Densus 88 raids suspected terrorists house

Purwokerto, C Java (ANTARA News) - The National Polices Counterterrorism Squad, Densus 88, has raided the house of a suspected terrorist in Banyumas district, Central Java, on Thursday.

Densus 88 officers arrived at the house of the 34-year old suspected terrorist, identified by his initials as Si, in Pasir Wetan village, Karanglewas sub-district, Banyumas district, on Thursday evening, an ANTARA journalist observed.

During the raid, the Densus 88 officers found a number of books, flash disk, arch, arrow, rifle, and other items.

They also raided the house of the suspected terrorists employee, identified by his initials as Sl, which is located next to Sis house.

Shortly after raiding the houses, they left the two buildings, taking with them a number of items as evidence.

Chief of the Banyumas district police Adjunct Senior Commissioner, Bambang Yudhantara Salamun, when asked about the raid, stated that his side only accompanied the Densus 88 during the search.

The Densus 88 officers have arrested Si earlier in the day at 11.00 a.m. local time.

"The raid was aimed to find supporting evidence," Salamun revealed.

Based on information from the National Police Headquarters, the Densus 88 also arrested Sl, who is Sis employee.

Si and Sl were arrested while they were walking together, he pointed out.

He explained that Si was arrested for allegedly helping a terrorist network. "(Densus 88) is still studying the possibility of Sls involvement," he added.

Source: ANTARA News

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