Indonesian anti-terror squad nabs two Daesh-affiliated militants

Two Daesh-affiliated militants responsible for the attack at the Daha police station in South Kalimantan province of Indonesia on June 1, claiming life of one policeman and injuring another, have been arrested by the Indonesian anti-terror squad.

The National Police’s spokesman, Brigadier Awi Setiyono said that, the two militants, with the initials TA and AS were captured on June 6, in the province’s Banjarbaru city and Tanah Bumbu district.

Brigadier Awi Setiyono said that the militants admitted that they had set up the deadly attack at the Daha police station in Hulu Sungai Selatan district on June 1, and one of them, TA, provided a 500,000 rupiah (some 35.83 U.S. dollars) fund, to purchase a sword to be used in the attack.

He added that the two militants were members of an outlawed Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has been affiliated with the Daesh terrorist group in Syria and Iraq.

The Chief of the District Police, Senior Commissioner M. Syahduddi said that in the West Java province district of Cirebon, the anti-terror squad has separately nabbed a militant on June 8.

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