Indonesia tightens security to minimize terrorism risks

Indonesia's national police chief Tito Karnavian on Thursday said security has been strengthened to deal with terror threats following a recent series of suicide bombings.

Talking to representatives from embassies and international organizations in Jakarta, the general confirmed that bomb attacks targeting Christian churches and police stations were acts of revenge by JAD and JAT � two terrorist groups - after Indonesian police arrested their leaders.

Since the bombings, the police have conducted an intense investigation and carried out raids against suspects. In the past 10 days, 48 terror suspects have been arrested, and several others were shot dead.

For a long-term solution, general Karnavian emphasised the importance of strong anti-terrorism laws and a bolstering of Indonesia's security network and anti-terrorism forces.

Source: VOV5