Indonesia: Mass arrests after IS-linked suicide bombing


ndonesian police have arrested at least 43 suspected militants in relation to an attack on a police station last week. A suicide bomber with alleged links to “Islamic State” killed himself and wounded six others.

Indonesian police arrested 43 suspected militants on Monday believed to be linked to a suicide attack last week.

The suicide bomber killed himself and wounded six others in a police station on Wednesday in Medan on Sumatra. The attacker has been linked to “Islamic State” (IS).

Two bomb-makers were also shot dead during a raid.

“The pair resisted arrest and tried to attack police with sharp weapons and an air gun,” National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo told reporters in Jakarta.

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Source: DW