• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Indonesia police: 3 suspected militants killed, bombs found

By PTI
|

Jakarta, Dec 21: Indonesian police said they killed three suspected militants in a raid today on the outskirts of Jakarta and found several bombs which they are trying to defuse.

National Police spokesman Rikwanto told MetroTV that the residential neighborhood has been evacuated. He said one person was arrested in the raid.

Indonesia

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala reports 41,971 COVID-19 positive casesCoronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala reports 41,971 COVID-19 positive cases

Police believe those involved in the plot are linked to several militants arrested December 10 in another neighborhood on the outskirts of Jakarta who were planning a suicide bomb attack on a guard-changing ceremony at the presidential palace the next day.

Indonesia has carried out a sustained crackdown on Islamic militants since the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

Read More: 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

 Indonesia bans travelling home for Eid al-Fitr 2021 Indonesia bans travelling home for Eid al-Fitr 2021

But a new threat has emerged in the past several years from militants who have switched allegiance to the Islamic State group and from new recruits.

AP

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X