Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Police Deny Bomb Terror Issue in Duren Sawit

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  • Indonesian police clear the area in front of an apartment building after an explosion in Sidoarjo, East Java, May 13, 2018. According to the national police spokesman - there has been an explosion in an apartment in Sidoarjo, hours after coordinated suicide bombings by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city, Surabaya. AP

    Indonesian police clear the area in front of an apartment building after an explosion in Sidoarjo, East Java, May 13, 2018. According to the national police spokesman - there has been an explosion in an apartment in Sidoarjo, hours after coordinated suicide bombings by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city, Surabaya. AP

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - East Jakarta Metro Police Chief Great Commissioner Yoyon Tony Surya Putra denied the terrorist attack and bomb explosion at Santa Anna Church, Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, Monday, May 14.

    The information circulated with the words, "Church of Santa Anna, Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, a backpack thrown by the white Avansa driver with the undetected number plate. Gegana is already on the way."

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    "That's not true," Yoyon said when confirmed on Monday.

    The information was also reinforced by the Duren Sawit Sector Police Chief Commissioner Simatupang. He said that his team was conducting the on-site inspection.

    “I was at the scene. The Gegana task force has conducted an inspection and the location is safe,” he said.

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    Previously, the bomb explosions suspected to be terrorist acts occurred in three churches in Surabaya, East Java, Sunday, May 13.

    Then, a bomb explosion occurred again in front of Surabaya City Police Headquarters, East Java, Monday morning, May 14.

    ANDITA RAHMA