Six Killed in Prison Riot Near Jakarta, IS Claims Responsibility

Aman Abdurrahman an Islamic radical jailed for orchestrating an attack in Jakarta in 2016 that left eight people dead is being held in a different part of the facility to where the riot broke out

A deadly riot involving terrorism suspects inside a high-security detention center outside Indonesia's capital stretched into Wednesday evening, officials said, and the media arm of the Islamic State claimed its loyalists were holding hostages there. The country is embroiled in an ongoing armed struggle with Islamic State.

"Five of our colleagues died. one of our colleagues is still inside and being held hostage", National police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal told reporters.

Abdurrahman and Purnama, better known as Ahok, are not housed in the part of the prison where the riot broke out.

The five officers were killed along with one terrorist inmate during the clashes. The prisoners are suspected of having taken weapons from the police who were killed.

Wasisto said a team of negotiators is still in talks with the terrorist inmates because they are in possession of several guns seized from police during the riot.

It claimed that 10 counter-terrorism counter officers have been killed.

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Among the facility's prisoners is Aman Abdurrahman, an Islamic radical jailed for orchestrating an attack in Jakarta in 2016 that left eight people dead.

"If they surrender, it will be a non-violent process".

Iqbal denied IS involvement saying the riot started after prisoners took exception to authorities inspecting their food.

Last year, an attack by two suicide bombers, using pressure cookers packed with explosives, killed three police officers and wounded 12 at a Jakarta bus terminal. This is the same detention centre where three Islamic militants were detained for allegedly planning an attack on headquarters and police stations in Depok.

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