Four suspected terrorists arrested in Bekasi

JAKARTA : The National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested four suspected terrorists in separate areas in Bekasi, West Java, on Sunday.

“The first suspect, Muhammad Nasir alias Safiq alias Martin alias Kholid, was arrested in South Cikarang, Bekasi,” National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono said on Sunday as quoted by tempo.co.

Personnel of the National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad.(Persda Network via kompas.com/Bina Harnansa)

According to Argo, Nasir had allegedly helped hide suspected terrorists Muhammad Tsabat Abdullah alias Dul and Soleh Habibi. He also participated in outdoor training for the Adira group in 2012, Argo added.

Tsabat was the second suspected terrorist arrested. He was nabbed in the Perumnas III housing complex in Aren Jaya, East Bekasi.

Densus 88 also arrested suspected terrorist Nur Muhammad Maulidi Kusnanto alias Alung alias Nur alias Salman in Bekasi city.

“The person helped hide Tsabat,” Argo said.

Lastly, Irfan Gunawan alias Muhammad Ilham alias Bagus alias Yulian alias Sahidi alias Bimbim was arrested in Bekasi city on suspicions of terrorism.

Argo said Irfan had served as a leader of a local Jemaah Islamiyah group and was responsible for managing tajhiz (handling, bathing, covering dead bodies)

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