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In 2017, Police Arrested 172 Perpetrators of Terror
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Skalanews - Throughout the year 2017 Police arrested 172 perpetrators of acts of terrorism. The number is up from the year 2016 which as many as 163 perpetrators.

"The number of arrested perpetrators is increasing," Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian told in a press conference at the end of the year's performance at Police Headquarters, South Jakarta, Friday (29/12).

The increasing number of terrorists arrested according to Tito due to several factors. That is the case of increasing terrorism or Densus 88 anti-terrorism that diligently perform the action preventive strike.

"A lot of arrested because of the proactive step of the ranks of the action or preventive strike Densus 88 who work diligently in order to crack down on terrorism," he continued.

Of the 172 perpetrators of terror arrested, 10 perpetrators have been convicted, 76 perpetrators in the trial process, 68 perpetrators in the process of investigation, 16 died in legal action, and 2 perpetrators died during the act of terror.

In addition throughout 2017 as many as 18 members of the Police became victims of terrorism attacks. 14 personnel suffered injuries and 4 other personnel were killed.

"The number of police officers who became victims was rose, in 2016 there was 1 who died and 11 personnel injured. In 2017 there are 4 who died, 3 of them were Kampung Melayu explosive victims and 14 wounded," he concluded. (Frida Astuti/bus)