The National Police’s Special Detachment (Densus) 88 anti-terror squad arrested two suspected terrorists in Tulungagung and Nganjuk in East Java province on Tuesday (March 30, 2021).
“It is true that two suspected terrorists were arrested by Densus 88 of the Police Headquarters, assisted by the East Java Regional Police, at two locations, the first in Tulungagung and the second in Nganjuk,” head of public relations of the East Java Regional Police, Senior Commissioner Gatot Repli Handoko, confirmed here on Wednesday.
In Tulungagung, police nabbed one terror suspect, identified as NMR, around p.m. 2.30 local time in Buntaran village, Rejo sub-district.
In Nganjuk, another suspected terrorist, identified as LAM, was arrested along with evidence, including a book “fiqih jihad”.
“From the arrested suspected terrorists, several pieces of evidence were also secured, including two homemade firearms,” Handoko informed.
“From the information we received, the two terrorists were part of a network of the JAD (Jamaah Ansharut Daulah) radical group,” he added.
The goal of the two suspected terrorists was to carry out “amaliyah”, police said.
According to police, the two suspects allegedly had links with the suicide bombers who targeted the Cathedral Church in Makassar on Sunday (March 28, 2021).
“Both showed indications that they were to carry out ‘amaliyah’ in the East Java region,” Handoko said.
He stated that the Densus 88 anti-terror team is currently still developing and deepening coordination with the ranks of the East Java Regional Police.
“Our special appeal for the people of East Java is please continue carrying out your activities as usual and remain calm. Together we maintain public security,” he said.
“Second, we expect all elements of East Java society at the RT-RW (neighborhood) level to jointly maintain security and order and provide information to us if they find things related to security disturbances that have been going well in East Java,” he added. (INE)
Source: Antara News