Indonesian police detain six on ISIL suspicions

The six, ranging in age from 10 to 48 years old, have not been charged with a crime and could not immediately be reached for comment.

Indonesian police detain six on ISIL suspicions

World Bulletin/News Desk

Indonesian police detained six people on Saturday, including a 10-year-old girl, on suspicion that they planned to travel to Syria to join ISIL, a police spokesman said.

News website detik.com reported that Jakarta police detained the Indonesians, originally from Makassar in South Sulawesi, as they were about to take a flight from the capital's main airport to Doha.

The six, ranging in age from 10 to 48 years old, have not been charged with a crime and could not immediately be reached for comment.

It was not clear whether the members of the group were related.

National Police spokesman Agus Rianto told Reuters the police also questioned a man at a Jakarta guesthouse where the six had been staying.

Security officials and analysts estimate that dozens of citizens from Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, may have joined ISIL in Syria or Iraq.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Aralık 2014, 14:01
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