Three terror suspects, arrested by the National Police’s elite counterterrorism squad Densus 88 in a campus raid on Saturday, allegedly planned to blow up the House of Representatives and Riau Council buildings, police said on Saturday night.
Densus 88 raided a student facility building, Gelanggang Mahasiswa, at Riau University’s Social and Political Sciences Department in the provincial capital, Pekanbaru. After the raid, the three terror suspects were identified as Z, D, and K.
“Our investigation revealed that they wanted to blow up Riau Council and House of Representatives buildings,” said Riau’s Police chief, Insp. Gen. Nandang, in a press statement in Pekanbaru on Saturday night as quoted by Antara.
The three suspects are Riau University alumni
During the raid, police seized four homemade bombs and bomb-making material, Nandang said.
Large universities in Indonesia have student halls called Gelanggang, which are home to theaters, martial arts studios, sports activities and student newspapers.
Nandang said the three suspects were using the campus building to plan their attacks. (roi)