Twelve Terror Suspects Arrested
Police said on Friday they had arrested 12 terrorist suspects linked to a training camp discovered in Aceh province in February.
National police spokesman Edward Aritonang said the men had been rounded up without a fight in and around Jakarta on Thursday.
“Some of them were part of the supporting team for terror drills in Aceh. The team that recruits people and arranges their trips,” he said.
He indicated that the suspects could be linked to regional terror network Jemaah Islamiyah but refused to comment on local media reports that they were followers of radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir.
Bashir spent time in jail for being the spiritual leader of the movement but was subsequently acquitted and released.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment