Indonesia arrests suspect in attack on police post
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian police say they have arrested a suspect in an attack on a police post in which an officer was killed.
National police spokesman Brigadier General Boy Rafli Amar said on Wednesday that the suspect, Firman, allegedly drove a motorbike that was used in the storming of the police post in Solo on Aug 30. The two attackers fatally shot an officer and then fled.
Brig Gen Amar said Firman's alleged accomplice was killed by an elite anti-terrorism squad in a shootout a day later. He said another suspected militant was arrested after the shootout and interrogated, leading to the arrest of Firman, who uses only one name.
In recent years, militants have targeted the country's security forces for trying to crack down on their activities.