Indonesia steps up security checks at jail after siege

Jemaah Ansharut Daulah founder Aman Abdurrahman was among the inmates at the jail. A policeman patrolling near an armoured vehicle at the Mobile Police Brigade headquarters in Depok, Indonesia, on Thursday.
A policeman patrolling near an armoured vehicle at the Mobile Police Brigade headquarters in Depok, Indonesia, on Thursday.PHOTO: REUTERS
Jemaah Ansharut Daulah founder Aman Abdurrahman was among the inmates at the jail. A policeman patrolling near an armoured vehicle at the Mobile Police Brigade headquarters in Depok, Indonesia, on Thursday.
Jemaah Ansharut Daulah founder Aman Abdurrahman was among the inmates at the jail. PHOTO: REUTERS

Militants said to be heading to detention centre after terror inmates' 36-hour stand-off

Indonesian police are stepping up checks around the country's Police Mobile Brigade headquarters that has a detention facility after receiving alerts that militants are heading to the facility, which saw a dramatic two-day siege this week.

The heightened security also comes after a 22-year-old militant killed a police intelligence officer near the detention centre and was shot by the police.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2018, with the headline 'Indonesia steps up security checks at jail after siege'. Print Edition | Subscribe