‘Terror season’ fears as Indonesia arrests over 100 suspected extremists and Japan issues threat warning

Indonesia’s elite counterterrorism squad, known as Densus 88, has arrested 123 members of the Southeast Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiah (JI) since last month, according to a report by the Indonesian authorities seen by This Week in Asia. In addition, it has detained dozens of members of an Islamic State-inspired group known as Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) across 10 provinces.On Monday, police announced they had seized four more JI members, including a convicted militant and former emir…


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