Jemaah Islamiah’s acknowledged purpose is to construct an Islamic caliphate in Southeast Asia.
Zulkarnaen, one of many commanders of the Bali assault, was arrested on Thursday by anti-terrorism police, spokesman Ahmad Ramadhan mentioned in a press release on Saturday.
He mentioned the officers met no resistance.
Reuters was unable to succeed in Zulkarnaen or discover out whether or not he had any authorized illustration. In accordance with a UN Safety Council report, he additionally goes by the identify Aris Sumarsono.
Jemaah Islamiah’s former chief Para Wijayanto was arrested in 2019.
Stanislaus Riyanta, a safety analyst, mentioned that Zulkarnaen’s arrest may both weaken Jemaah Islamiah’s operations or “spur them into motion to show their existence or search revenge.”