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Police apprehend suspected terrorist in Surabaya

Monday, 11 December 2017 | The Jakarta Post

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. The National Police’s antiterror squad, Densus 88, arrested a suspected terrorist in Surabaya, East Java, on Saturday morning.

The man, identified only by his initials MM, also known by his alias DE, was apprehended at his residence on Jl. Ampel Kembang 25 in Semampir area. 

“We arrested him at around 5 a.m.,” Tanjung Perak Harbor Police Chief Sr. Adj. Comr. Ronny Suseno said as quoted in a statement released by the National Police. 

Ronny stopped short of providing further information about DE, including the name of the terror group he is allegedly affiliated with.  

At least 50 police officers stood guard around DE’s house, the statement said. 

Antara reported that DE was well known by his neighbors. He and his family had lived in the neighborhood for four years.

“I never thought that he would be involved in a terrorist network,” Noval Salim, one of the neighbors, said. 

 

Reporter: The Jakarta Post
Editor: Dessy Rosalina
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