Indonesia arrests men linked to Marawi siege, Jakarta bombings

Rappler.com
Indonesia arrests men linked to Marawi siege, Jakarta bombings

AFP

One of the men is suspected of helping Indonesians travel to Mindanao to join the Maute Group in attacking Marawi City

MANILA, Philippines – Indonesian police said on Thursday, June 8, they arrested a man suspected of helping Indonesians join the attacks in Marawi City, as well as two others suspected of helping inspire a double suicide bombing in Jakarta.

The Associated Press reported that Indonesia’s National Police arrested a man on Tuesday, June 6, suspected of helping Indonesians travel to Mindanao to join the Maute Group, which is affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS). (READ: Video shows terrorists planning Marawi attack – report)

Indonesian police added 4 of the people he helped were being sought by Philippine authorities.

Of the 8 foreign fighters confirmed killed in the Maute Group’s clashes with government troops in Marawi City, 2 were Indonesians, according to Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

Meanwhile, two other men captured on Wednesday, June 7, in Bandung are suspected of being involved in suicide bombings that hit Jakarta last May 24. Three policemen died in the blasts. – Rappler.com

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