US warns his Embassy in Indonesia citing security concerns over legislative elections, 2019.


Jakarta: American Embassy in Jakarta received a safety measure in Indonesia by US government. They highlighted the sanctuary apprehensions mentioning cautions for Americans on the presidential and legislative elections. 

Indonesian General Election Commission announced elections on May, 22nd 2019.

Washington had high lightened sensitive cities in Indonesia, such as Surabaya in East Java and Medan in North Sumatra. They mentioned public places that would be expected to target in downtown.

“Indonesia police officials have widely mentioned a peril of terrorism in connection with the finalization of election results, and media has reported recent arrests of Indonesia on terrorism charges”, the Embassy posted on official website right after the statement given by Inspector General of Police Public Relations Division in Indonesia.

“Nine people have been arrested earlier this week in connect with the plot to bomb several unspecified locations during the current election period,” Inspector General Muhammad Iqbal stated in his press conference, “Several people are arrested in connection with a plot to bomb from unspecified locations.”

The suspected those who were are arrested aged between 24 and 45.

Mr. Iqbal said, “Seven were shot dead and one died after blowing himself up as he was about to be arrested in Sibolga, North Sumarta.”

“This group will take advantage of the democracy momentum because for them democracy is not in line with their understanding, and for them it is a target for their actions,” he added.

After those reports given by state official of Indonesia, US Government ordered to close American Embassy in Jakarta for short period of time for security reasons.


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