Indonesia to Strengthen Anti-Terror Law Following Jakarta Attack

  • Security minister says police to get greater powers of arrest
  • Police and spy agency have both called for stronger laws

Indonesian armed military patrol the area near cafe after a series of blasts hit Jakarta on Jan. 14. The police and intelligence chiefs both called for extra powers in response to the attack on Thursday, which saw militants linked to the Islamic State kill four people in a gun-and-bomb assault in central Jakarta.

Photographer: Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images

Indonesia plans to strengthen its anti-terror law this year to give police greater powers of arrest, following last week’s attack by Islamic State in the capital.

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