Deadly Jail Riot Near Indonesian Capital Is Claimed by ISIS

10 May 2018, 06:46 | Isaac Mcdaniel

Detainee Uprising Outside Jakarta Is Claimed by Islamic State

Aman Abdurrahman an Islamic radical jailed for orchestrating an attack in Jakarta in 2016 that left eight people dead is being held in a different part of the facility to where the riot broke out

The jail in the Mobile Police Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Depok houses high-risk terrorism convicts as well as Jakarta's former Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama also known as Ahok, Efe news reported.

At least five counter-terrorism police have been killed and one is being held hostage by Islamist militants in clashes at a jail outside Jakarta, Indonesia.

In an interview with MetroTV station, police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said the inmates who provoked the riot were members of Jemaah Anshorut Daulah, a network of Indonesian extremist groups formed in 2015 that pledges allegiance to Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Iqbal denied that Islamic State was involved.

The clash was triggered by the objection of the inmates to the prison's authorities making checks on food being brought to them, the spokesman said.

The Islamic State group's Amaq News Agency said its fighters took part in the riot late on Tuesday.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Shares Bought by Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC
Riverhead Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in WPX Energy, Inc. 9,721 are owned by Foundry Partners Ltd Liability Co. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Micron Technology , Inc. ( NYSE:CX ), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold.

'Avengers: Infinity War' Posted a Historic Second-Weekend Box Office Total
The film grossed over a billion dollars faster than any other movie in history, and it's only in its second weekend in theaters. The Marvel movie is still riding high on great reviews and its "A" CinemaScore , and the final figures definitely show that.

President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
On April 20, 2018, North Korea announced it will end its nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missile testing programs. CNN reports six other lawmakers who signed the letter are also seeking higher office.

"I can say that the negotiation process is still ongoing".

The head of the police hospital did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Other inmates broke into the ammunition room and seized long-barreled weapons, leading to a shootout with counterterrorism officers, they said.

"We are securing the situation, containing inmates so this doesn't spread". This is the same detention centre where three Islamic militants were detained for allegedly planning an attack on headquarters and police stations in Depok. Some four police officers are being treated.

IS sympathizers have carried out a series of low level attacks in Indonesia in recent years.

Last year, an attack by two suicide bombers, using pressure cookers packed with explosives, killed three police officers and wounded 12 at a Jakarta bus terminal.



Other News

Trending Now

Game 4 Preview: Warriors at Pelicans
Thompson hasn't missed a free throw since the playoffs began (Neither has Curry), and has been shooting 46.5% from the field. When the series shifted to New Orleans for Game 3, the Pelicans' bench outclassed that of the Dubs, and the Pelicans won.

Former top Chinese official jailed for life
Mr Sun's fate was never in doubt as the party controls the courts and a guilty charge nearly always results in conviction. He was also the most senior serving politician snared by Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign in 2017.

Golovkin on the limit for record bid against Martirosyan
The champion bounced right up and appeared more surprised than hurt, but the bout was surely more competitive down the stretch. Martin, now 22-0, was a 79-71 victor on two scorecards and a 77-73 victor on the third against Prescott, who's now 31-13.

Eurovision 2018: first semi-final to take place today
It is time to put up the bunting, make your final part preparations ang get ready to cheer her on all the way this Saturday night. The other stories to fall at the semi-final stage were Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland and Switzerland.

Valeant changing name to distance itself from scandal
WTW holds price to earnings ratio of 40.65 that presents much better indication for a stock's value than the market price alone. MML Investors Services LLC lifted its position in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International by 15.5% in the 4th quarter.

WhatsApp now supports in-line Instagram and Facebook videos
After all, Instagram and Facebook do heavily rely on the feature and it makes sense that it caters to a wider audience as well. During the F8 conference, Zuckerberg also revealed that 450 million people are using WhatsApp's status feature worldwide.

Hodgson to give old club Liverpool heartfelt support in Champions League final
They certainly shouldn't go there with any fear. "We know it is in the DNA of Real Madrid to win the Champions League ", he said. The final is scheduled for May 26 in Ukraine.

Cohen accuses Stormy Daniels' lawyer of circulating false information
But he says the contract couldn't be terminated, so Novartis kept paying Cohen's company, Essential Consultants , for a full year. Separately, in a statement Wednesday evening provided to CBS News, AT&T confirmed it had been in contact with Mueller.

Justify conquers 136-year curse to win Kentucky Derby
Good Magic returned $9.20 and $6.60 in second place, while Audible was another head back in third and paid $5.80 to show. Smith, Justify was able to prove oddsmakers right with the victory . "This horse is so talented".

Texas is now tied to the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
Ten cases of E. coli O157 infection in Minnesota residents have recently been identified and linked to the multi-state outbreak. The agency did not state which Texas city the individual was from or where the person ate the contaminated strain of lettuce.