Six suspects were arrested in a raid Friday morning on Batam, an Indonesian island near Singapore, police said.
The suspects were allegedly planning a rocket attack on the Marina Bay Sands resort, a major hotel, retail and entertainment hub in Singapore, Indonesian National Police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar told CNN
“We got initial information through their conversation on social media and then tracked their location,” Amar said. Indonesia’s special anti-terror task force carried out the raid.
Local terror group suspected
Gen. Tito Karnavian, chief of the Indonesian National Police, said the suspects belong to a local terror group called Katibah Gigih Rahmat, which is suspected of helping Indonesians travel to Syria to join ISIS.
They were ordered to attack Singapore by Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian now believed to be in Syria, Amar said. He added police believe Naim is sending money from Syria to Katibah Gigih Rahmat to finance radicalism and terror activities in Indonesia.
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