20 November 2015
The National Police has urged the public to remain calm, saying that there had not yet been any indication that last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris would inspire similar attacks in Indonesia.
“There has been no signs [of potential copycat attacks],” National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Agus Rianto told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
The radical Islamic State (IS) group has since claimed responsibility for the attack in the French capital that claimed over 120 lives.
Agus said that the National Police had launched preventive measures including stepping up surveillance to ensure a similar attack would not happen in the country.
… According to data presented in March by Nanyang Technological University terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna, 19 of the 27 militant groups in Southeast Asia that had declared their support for IS were from Indonesia.
GPO / ICPVTR / Online
Last updated on 23/11/2015