Indonesian police nab 9 terror suspects

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JAKARTA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Police spokesperson Dedi Prasetyo said on Wednesday that nine terror suspects have been arrested in Central Java and East Java provinces, part of whom have been involved in Islamic State (IS) activities in Syria.

The operation, coded "Preventive Strike," was conducted by police anti-terror squad of Densus 88 on Tuesday, Dedi said.

He said eight of the suspects were captured in Central Java cities of Semarang, Sragen, Sukoharjo, Kudus and Jepara. The other one was in Madiun, East Java.

All of them are members of the banned IS-affiliated homegrown radical group of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), Dedi said.

The spokesperson said seven of the nine arrested suspects have been involved in IS activities in Syria, carring out logistics distribution and other missions. Enditem

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