Indonesian anti-terror police and an identification team are seen outside a building during a raid in Batam, Riau Islands on August 5, 2016 (Source: sott.net)
Jakarta (VNA) – The six suspects arrested on Batam island last week were part of an extreme group that has “dozens of members” and has been in operation for two years, said national police spokesman Rafli Amar 

The group’s leader, Gigih Rahmat Dewa, mostly recruited members online and was taking instructions from Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian who joined the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” in Syria, Rafli Amar told reporters in Jakarta.

The spokesman said the country’s anti-terror forces arrested six men on August 5 on suspicion of planning a rocket attack on neighbouring Singapore after months of keeping a close watch on the group on social networking

Amar stated Singapore was the group’s target, but there were no signs that a rocket attack was anything more than a plan.-VNA