Asia Indonesia police detonate a bomb, seize ISIS flag found in suspects house

Indonesia police detonate a bomb, seize ISIS flag found in suspects house

The 21-year-old suspect who had been living in his family home was allegedly planning to launch an attack against police in the greater Jakarta area

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The Indonesian police detonated a bomb, seized weapons and a flag in anti-ISIS coordinated raids in Cilincing, North Jakarta and in Bekasi, West Java on Monday.

Bomb experts also seized an improvised explosive device he was allegedly planning to use in an attack. The bomb, which, reportedly contained highly explosive triacetone triperoxide or TATP, was destroyed in a controlled detonation near the suspect’s house.

Members of Detachment 88, the National Police’s elite counterterrorism squad, arrested the suspect, a young man of 21 at his family home.
The suspect was allegedly planning to launch an attack against police in the greater Jakarta area soon, says The Jakarta Globe.

The same newspaper also reported that counterterrorism squad, have found an Islamic State flag and weapons at a rented house occupied by a terror suspect who was arrested in coordinated raids in Bekasi, West Java.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Indonesia confirmed the arrest of three Indonesian women who are being held at the Changi Prison in Singapore under the city-state’s Internal Security Act over their alleged involvement in “radical activities.”

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Singaporean authorities initially arrested four Indonesian migrant workers, but later released one after a preliminary investigation said an Indonesian official from the citizen protection and legal aid group at the foreign ministry, in Jakarta on Monday evening.

The Indonesian embassy in Singapore requested consular access to the four and on Sept. 13, an Indonesian official met with the released individual who was deported two days later, due to lack of evidence.

Embassy staff also visited the three arrested women, Anindia Afiyantari (33), Retno Hernayani (36) and Turmini (31), at Changi Prison on Sept. 19.

The three women, employed as domestic workers in Singapore for between six and 13 years viewed online materials related to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Singapore’s home affairs ministry said apparently, they became convinced that ISIS was fighting for Islam and that its use of violence against ‘infidels’ was justified.-/TISG

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