Wed06202018

LAST_UPDATETue, 19 Jun 2018 10pm

Indonesian Anti-Terror Squad Nabs 3 Terror Suspects In Jakarta Outskirts

JAKARTA -- An anti-terror squad of Indonesian police arrested three militants in the outskirts of the country's capital on Wednesday after a series of suicide assaults in recent days killed 32 people, Xinhua news agency reported. 

Two men and one woman were separately captured at two locations, Kunciran Induk and Kunciran Indah villages, police chief in Tanggerang town Senior Commissioner Harry Kurniawan said.

"The three were arrested in two places," he was quoted saying by local media.

During the arrest, the police seized a flag of the Daesh militant group and scores of weapons.

Daesh has claimed involvement in a series of attacks in three churches on Sunday in Surabaya city, the provincial capital of East Java, a suicide bombing in the police headquarters in the city on Monday, and a sword-wielding assault in the police headquarters in Riau province on Wednesday.

The attacks totally killed 32 people and wounded dozens of others. The incidents were also followed by a series of gunfight between the police and terrorists in the province and North Sumatra province that killed three militants, according to the police.

--BERNAMA