Indonesia makes arrests linked to alleged Singapore attack

Published on 5 Aug 2016 8:31:57 PM

Indonesian police say they have arrested six suspected militants believed to be planning an attack on Singapore.
These photographs show police storming one of the suspects' homes on Indonesia's Batam island - just 15 kilometres south of the city-state.
A police spokesman has said the group is believed to be linked to Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria.
Investigators believe Naim was one of the masterminds behind an attack on Jakarta earlier this year.
Singapore says it has stepped up its internal and border security.
Security officials fear that Islamic State leaders are asking supporters to launch attacks from home, rather than being drawn to fight in the Middle East.