Indonesian police arrest 3 suspected terrorists following suicide attack

Indonesian police anti-terrorism officers stand guard behind cordon lines at the site where suspected terrorists were arrested in East Jakarta, Indonesia, March 29, 2021. (Photo by Dasril Roszandi/Xinhua)

JAKARTA, March 30 (Xinhua) – The Indonesian police said that its anti-terror squad Densus 88 on Monday arrested a suspected terrorist in West Java Province’s Bekasi district and two others in Kramat Jati district of the administrative city of East Jakarta.

On the arrest made in Bekasi, the Jakarta police’s Chief Inspector General Fadil Imran said, “We have arrested a suspected owner of the bomb and explosives.”

Indonesian police anti-terrorism officers collect evidences from the site where suspected terrorists were arrested in East Jakarta, Indonesia, March 29, 2021. (Photo by Dasril Roszandi/Xinhua)

In Kramat Jati, a man and a woman were arrested at a house with a second-hand car showroom.

Further investigations are underway into the two cases.

On Sunday, a suicide bomb exploded at a cathedral church in Makassar city of South Sulawesi province, killing the two perpetrators and injuring 19 other people. ■