Indonesia’s special counterterrorism squad Detachment 88, seen here in a 2010 training exercise, arrested four members of the banned Islamic Defender Front on March 29. Photo: AFP
Indonesia’s special counterterrorism squad Detachment 88, seen here in a 2010 training exercise, arrested four members of the banned Islamic Defender Front on March 29. Photo: AFP
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As Indonesian police foil bomb plots, the country’s Chinese community finds itself targeted again

  • Members of the banned Islamic Defender Front have admitted to planning attacks on Indonesian-Chinese citizens and China-owned businesses
  • Resentment against those of Chinese heritage is nothing new, but analysts say the Covid-19 recession and events such as the repression of Uygur Muslims have fuelled a new wave of anger

Indonesia’s special counterterrorism squad Detachment 88, seen here in a 2010 training exercise, arrested four members of the banned Islamic Defender Front on March 29. Photo: AFP
Indonesia’s special counterterrorism squad Detachment 88, seen here in a 2010 training exercise, arrested four members of the banned Islamic Defender Front on March 29. Photo: AFP
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