Indonesia Conducts Raids Following First Attack by IS

{VOA NEWS} A suspected terrorist was killed and at least two others arrested Friday, according to Indonesian police, who said they had conducted raids in multiple locations in the wake of the downtown Jakarta fatal attack the previous day.

Some of those who were targeted in the raids, which took place near the capital as well as in West Java and Central Sulawesi, were linked to Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s violence.

The extent of their connection, if any, to the Jakarta attack was not immediately clear.

One of the perpetrators who died Thursday had previously been arrested for possessing ammunition during a visit to the country by U.S. President Barack Obama, Indonesian national police chief Badrodin Haiti revealed on Friday.

Some countries, including the United States, kept their embassies closed Friday. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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