14 January 2016
The so-called Islamic State has claimed its first attack in the world’s most populous Muslim country — Indonesia.
The attack, which killed three people, including one Canadian, suggests the terrorist group’s expansionist ambitions go beyond the area of Iraq and Syria where it now controls territory, Kumar Ramakrisha, an expert on militant groups in Southeast Asia based at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, told Agence France-Presse.
“We know that [ISIS] has the desire to declare a province in this region and there are groups in this region… that have pledged allegiance to [ISIS],” he said.
GPO / RSIS / Online
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