Jakarta's 'worrying' haul of militants

The Indonesian police's anti-terror unit Detachment 88 conducting a raid in Tangerang last May. A new anti-terror law passed last year allows police to make pre-emptive arrests, among other things.
The Indonesian police's anti-terror unit Detachment 88 conducting a raid in Tangerang last May. A new anti-terror law passed last year allows police to make pre-emptive arrests, among other things.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Record number of suspects put out of action shows extent of terror network

There was good as well as bad news on the counter-terrorism front for Indonesian police last year.

A record number of terror suspects was put out of action, indicating the police's success in foiling possible attacks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 05, 2019, with the headline 'Jakarta's 'worrying' haul of militants'. Print Edition | Subscribe