After months of silence, Indonesia’s most-wanted man, the fugitive terrorist Santoso, posted a six-minute-long tirade on YouTube in which he promised to wage a holy war against anti-terrorism police Densus 88 “until doomsday.”
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An earthquake killed six children and left 14 others trapped when a mosque collapsed during a Koran reading session in Indonesia’s Aceh province, bringing the confirmed death toll from the disaster to 11.
Badri Hartono, alias Toni, the leader of Al Qaeda Indonesia, was sentenced to 10 years in prison during a hearing at the West Jakarta District Court, on Thursday.
A week of severe flooding in Jakarta is beginning to subside and refugees are starting to return to damaged homes and businesses.
At least 20 people died in the flood and 46,000 became homeless. More rain is forecast this weekend.
A strong, shallow earthquake has rocked parts of western Indonesia, reportedly killing a young girl.
Severe flooding following torrential rain has driven almost 10,000 people from their homes in the Indonesian capital, an official said on Wednesday, with two people killed so far in the seasonal chaos.
National Police will reinforce security in seven areas of Indonesia thought to be possible targets for terrorist attacks over Christmas and New Year.
East Java, Central Java, Jakarta, North Sumatra, Central Sulawesi, Bali and Maluku will all receive extra attention from police.
Indonesian police on Wednesday shot dead one suspected militant, arrested two others and seized bombs during a raid in a central district that is considered a hotbed of terrorism.
The elite anti-terror squad stormed a house in Poso on Sulawesi island, the same district where two policemen were found murdered this month after going missing while investigating a suspected terror training camp.
Indonesian police have arrested 11 suspected terrorists who they say planned to detonate a number of bombs, including one at a building across the road from the Australian embassy in Jakarta, and another at the embassy of the United States.
National police spokesman Suhardi Alius said the Australian-trained anti-terror police unit Detachment 88, had arrested the terror suspects in four different locations around the Indonesian island of Java in a co-ordinated sweep on Friday and Saturday
The New Zealand Government is monitoring the security situation in Bali, after Indonesian police warned of a plot to attack dignitaries at a service to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Bali bombings.
Indonesian authorities raised the Indonesian island’s threat alert to the highest level yesterday after receiving “credible” information about a terrorist attack.