Indonesian police step up checks after jail siege at detention centre


Armed members of the Indonesian Mobile Brigade Corps walk past barbed wire placed in front of a gate of the Mobile brigade police headquarters in Depok, Indonesia on May 9, 2018.
Armed members of the Indonesian Mobile Brigade Corps walk past barbed wire placed in front of a gate of the Mobile brigade police headquarters in Depok, Indonesia on May 9, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

JAKARTA - Indonesian p olice are stepping up checks around the country’s police mobile brigade (Brimob) 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. The man, identified as Tendi Sumarno, a student, was seen behaving suspiciously outside the lock-up on Thursday night (May 10).

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