Indonesian police strengthen security before the election results


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

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

He said the police only arrested 29 suspects this month, who allegedly were planning to detonate bombs during planned street protests when election results are announced by May 22nd.

Iqbal urged people not to organize street demonstrations to avoid extremist attacks.

The Indonesians voted April 17 to select the president and the legislators.

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