Indonesia police arrest 53 suspected of plotting Independence Day attack

JAKARTA, Aug 20 – Indonesian cops have arrested 53 militants mistrusted of planning an attack on independence day this week, compeling suppositional candidates of networks blamed for past pounces pick the 2002 Bali bombings, the cops said on Friday (Aug 20).

Some of those arrested were from the team Jemaah Islamiah (JI), a jihadist network doning ties to al Qaeda, or the Islamic Say-urged Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), blamed for a church bombing on Sulawesi island in March, cops said.

Argo Yuwono, a national cops spokesman, told reporters the failing had confiscated place throughout 11 provinces in the week pioneering up to Indonesian independence day on Tuesday.

“They went after human beings from the federal government,” he said, without characterizing which human beings.

“They wished to utilise the power of the independence day.”

Argo said cops had confiscated weapons, ammo and also contribution boxes grossed make use of of to boost subsidizes.

Militant pounces in Indonesia have entailed the 2002 Bali bombings, opined to have been coordinated by JI, which butchered over 200 human beings compeling loads of Australians.

Abu Bakar Bashir, JI’s spiritual leader, fled prison last January after offering a 10-year term.

A revival in pounces has been linked to the hundreds of Indonesians that participated in Syria and also Iraq to neutralize for Islamic Say in yesteryear revolutionizing.

Much more than 120 militants have been arrested this year, said an cops at the country’s counter-terrorism gizmo on Friday.

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