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Indonesian police beef up security ahead of election results


Added 05-17-19 10:35:02am EST - “Indonesia has deployed 32,000 security personnel in the capital, Jakarta, after warnings of a possible militant attack during the official announcement of presidential election results next week.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Indonesian police beef up security ahead of election results”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia has deployed 32,000 security personnel in the capital, Jakarta, after warnings of a possible militant attack during the official announcement of presidential election results next week.

National police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal said Friday that 60 suspected militants have been arrested this year and seven others were killed when they resisted arrest.

He said police had apprehended 29 suspects this month alone who allegedly were planning to set off bombs during expected street protests when the results of the election are announced by May 22.

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