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10 Terror Suspects Nabbed by Densus 88 in Greater Solo

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Jakarta, IO – Police anti-terror squad Densus 88 spokesperson Commissioner Aswin Siregar confirmed that 10 terror suspects have been arrested in the Greater Solo area which encompasses Karanganyar, Boyolali, Sukoharjo and Surakarta City on Thursday (25/1).

Aswin has yet to provide further details about their role and what network they are affiliated with as they are still being interrogated.

“Investigators are still working in the field. Please give us time, we will give update later via Police Public Relations,” he said, per CNN Indonesia.

Previously, National Police Chief Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo ordered the force to anticipate acts of terrorism that might occur during the 2024 elections. He said preventing terror attacks should be the main focus of police works to provide security as the elections near.

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“Terrorism must become a serious point of concern. During the 2019 elections there were six terror attacks and this must not happen in the 2024 elections,” he stressed.

“Optimize preventive measures so that terror actors can be caught before they commit their act, so that we can ensure that the 2024 elections can run smoothly without any incident,” he said. (at)

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