Terrorist group arrested Indonesian police raid and arrest suspects likely to disrupt the elections
Arrest the terrorist group – Date: October 31 ReutersIt is noteworthy that the anti-terrorism operations team raided and arrested 59 people suspected of belonging to terrorist groups who were preparing to carry out an attack during the general elections that will be held next year.
Asawin Sirikar, spokesman for Indonesia’s counter-terrorism operation Densas 88, said some of those detained were suspected members of the Ancharut Dulah group, or JAD.
It was also found that 19 of those arrested were members of Jemaah Islamiyah, or JL, one of Al Qaeda’s terrorist networks, while the remaining 40 were members of Jamaat Anshar al-Dawla. A plan to attack the presidential and parliamentary elections on February 14, 2024.
Mr. Al-Asawin said that the elections are considered immoral and contrary to religion, according to the beliefs of these terrorist groups. So they planned to attack the police station. The ultimate goal is to prevent elections from taking place.
The report states that the raid and seizure of the Densas 88 unit took place between October 2 and 28, and the police also found and confiscated several items as evidence, such as firearms and chemicals prepared by the criminals, an ingredient in the production of explosives.
Indonesia is the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, and has been the target of terrorist attacks since the September 11 attacks in New York City. The United States in 2001, including the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed more than 200 people, including foreigners. (mostly Australian citizens)
Investigators believe that the aforementioned Bali attack was behind the Jemaah Islamiyah group. But security analysts believe that such threats are less likely in Indonesia. Because of the dangerous security campaigns
Indonesians show their support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in front of the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 28. (Reuters)
Mr. Asawin also warned that pro-Palestinian marches and fundraising movements taking place in Indonesia could indirectly cause dissatisfaction. Or it could be a driving force for terrorist groups to carry out attacks.
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