Gov't Hunts Remaining East Indonesia Mujahideen Members

Lukman Diah Sari    •    14 September 2016 14:57 WIB
terrorism
Gov't Hunts Remaining East Indonesia Mujahideen Members
National Police chief General Tito Karnavian (Photo:Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Authorities continue hunting down East Indonesia Mujahideen members in Poso, Central Sulawesi.

Authorities arrested the group's second-in-command Basri this morning. They killed the group leader Santoso last July.

National Police chief General Tito Karnavian mentioned the group still has at least 13 members including a senior militant named Alikalora.

"However, Alikalora is not as strong as Basri and Santoso," Tito said here on Wednesday (9/14/2016).

Tinombala Operation task force arrested Basri at 10 AM local time. They found him during a patrol.

East Indonesia Mujahideen is also known as Santoso group. It is considered as the most dangerous terror group in the country.


(WAH)