Indonesia, Pakistan to ‘Cooperate on Radical Islam’

Indonesia, Pakistan to ‘Cooperate on Radical Islam’

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia and Pakistan have agreed to work together to stamp out radical Islam as part of efforts to stop future deadly militant attacks, state media said.

They have formed a joint working group amid concerns some Indonesians have attended Islamic schools in Pakistan and have later undergone training in extremist camps, said Indonesian senior anti-terror officer Ansyaad Mbai.

“We will work together in a joint working group to find, among others, a new method to eradicate radicalism in Islam that often becomes the root of terrorism,” Mbai was quoted as saying by the Antara news agency.

He did not say whether Pakistani officials had visited the Southeast Asian nation recently to formalize the agreement, nor who would make up the group.

Mbai said Indonesia had formed similar working groups with Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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