TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Police's counter-terrorism squad, Densus 88, captured 14 suspected terrorists on Thursday, December 16, 2021. The Police Headquarters' PR chief, Sr. Comr. Ahmad Ramadhan, said that the suspects were arrested in North Sumatra, Batam, and South Sumatra.
Ramadhan said on Friday, December 17, 2021, that nine suspects were apprehended in North Sumatra, one in South Sumatra, "and four in Batam, Riau Islands."
He said that the suspects are now detained in police stations in each province.
Ramadhan did not say which terrorist networks the 14 suspects are linked with, whether it is Jamaah Islamiyah (JI) or Jamaah Ansharud Daulah (JAD).
Earlier this week on Monday, December 13, 2021, the Densus 88 Antiterror Squad also arrested four men suspected of being members of JI in South Sumatra. The suspects were hiding fugitives from the JI group and were implicated with terrorism funding activities.