Indonesian armed police officers stand guard outside the house of suspected militants during a raid in Jakarta on Monday. Photo: Antara Foto/Indrianto Eko Suwarso/ via Reuters
Indonesian armed police officers stand guard outside the house of suspected militants during a raid in Jakarta on Monday. Photo: Antara Foto/Indrianto Eko Suwarso/ via Reuters
Indonesia

How middle-class Indonesian millennial Zakiah Aini became an Islamic militant

  • Zakiah Aini was a quiet student who achieved good grades at university – until she became radicalised by Islamic State ideology
  • Her lone-wolf attack last week highlights the role played by women in terrorism in Indonesia, where some 1,173 suspected terrorists have been arrested since 2018

Indonesian armed police officers stand guard outside the house of suspected militants during a raid in Jakarta on Monday. Photo: Antara Foto/Indrianto Eko Suwarso/ via Reuters
Indonesian armed police officers stand guard outside the house of suspected militants during a raid in Jakarta on Monday. Photo: Antara Foto/Indrianto Eko Suwarso/ via Reuters
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