Indonesia arrests 41 suspected militants in May attack hinh anh 1Indonesian police inpect the scene of blasts at Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu terminal. They have arrested 41 suspects following May suicide bombings. (Photo: EPA/VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian police announced on June 22 that they have arrested 41 suspected militants following last month’s suicide bombings in Jakarta that killed and injured 15 people.

According to national police spokesman Major General Setyo Wasisto, nine of them have been named as suspects in connection with the May 24 attack targeting police. Five people were released due to a lack of evidence.

The militants were detained in terrorism crackdowns in Jakarta and the neighbouring provinces of West Java, Banten, Sumatra island and West Nusatenggara, Wasisto said.

The latest arrest was made in Banten on June 21, four days after police foiled a plot to attack a police station in the town of Bima in West Nusatenggara.

The operations were carried out to prevent terrorism and safeguard the upcoming celebration of the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

In recent years, Indonesia has experienced suicide bombings from militants linked to the Islamic State. On May 24, two blasts at Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu terminal in east Jakarta killed three policemen and injured six others.-VNA