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Suspect in Singapore attack plot held in N. Sumatra

by December 21, 2016 General

The North Sumatra Police in conjunction with the National Police’s anti-terror squad Detachment 88 (Densus 88) arrested on Wednesday a terrorist suspect who has been on the wanted list for allegedly plotting to attack Singapore in August.

Identified as S, the suspect was arrested at noon in a village in Sibiru-biru district in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra.

(Read also: Police arrest six terrorist suspects in Batam)

North Sumatra Police spokesperson, Sr. Comr. Rina Sari Ginting, said the arrest was made after the police received a tip-off about a person who had just moved from Batam, Riau Islands. S was alone when arrested and the police confiscated his cell phone, which is expected to contain information about his network.

Rina alleged S was a member of radical group Kitabah Gonggong Rebus, led by Gigih Rahmat Dewa in Batam. The group is under the control of Bahrun Naim, a suspected Indonesian terrorist leader who is believed to be currently in Syria.

In August, Densus 88 arrested six suspects in Batam, thought to be plotting an attack against Singapore. (evi)

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