Indonesian militant given 9 years jail for inciting attacks

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to nine years in prison for masterminding a double suicide bombing that targeted police at a bus terminal in Jakarta.

The North Jakarta District Court ruled that Kiki Muhamad Iqbal had organized and incited others to launch suicide attacks through his jihadist sermons.

Iqbal was among six suspected militants who were arrested days after last year's attack, in which two bombers blew themselves up at a bus terminal in eastern Jakarta, killing three policemen and themselves. The attack also wounded 12 people, both police and civilians.

Iqbal was earlier convicted in 2011 of making bombs and sentenced to six years in prison after police discovered a bomb lab in West Java's Cibiru village.

You may also interested in

France pledges $2.6 billion for Indonesia as...

Mar 29, 2017

France has pledged $2.6 billion in investments for Indonesia and affirmed deepening ties with...

Indonesian corruption investigator attacked with...

Apr 11, 2017

Police say an anti-corruption commission investigator leading a probe into a scandal that threatens...

Prosecutors seek caning for gay couple in...

May 10, 2017

Shariah prosecutors in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province are seeking 80 lashes for two men...

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that...

May 26, 2017

Indonesian police have arrested three suspects for alleged involvement in twin suicide bombings...

Indonesian leader: Shoot drug traffickers who...

Jul 23, 2017

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says police should shoot drug traffickers who resist...

News

Sign up now!