#AceNewsReport – Mar.23: Suspected radical on ‘ US Terror List ‘ has been #killed as Indonesia who has been on high alert over a recent resurgence in radicalism inspired by the extremist group Islamic State tightens their security in the country – #AceNewsDesk reports
Express Tribune reported that a suspected Indonesian radical was killed in counter-terrorism operation Officials said one suspect died on the way to hospital after being shot.
“The suspect was not being cooperative and tried to ram his car into a #police vehicle so he was immobilized by an officer,” national #police spokesperson Rikwanto said in a statement, adding that a firearm was seized from the scene.
He added the man was suspected of being part of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an umbrella organization on a U.S. State Department “terrorist” list that is estimated to have drawn hundreds of Islamic State sympathizers in Indonesia.
Four people were #killed in Jakarta last year when militants launched a gun and bomb attack in the heart of the city. It was the first attack in the region claimed by Islamic State.
Indonesia has stepped up its counter-terrorism operations, rounding up dozens of suspected radicals across the country, and called on other countries to boost cooperation and intelligence-sharing.
President Joko Widodo condemned Wednesday’s attack near the British parliament in which four people, including the attacker, were #killed, and dozens wounded.
“Indonesia again calls for massive cooperation between countries to eradicate terrorism,” Widodo said in a statement.
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