Indonesia to add hundreds of counter-terrorism police to monitor ISIS

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s counter-terrorist police force is to get 600 extra personnel next year to monitor Islamic State networks and head off so-called lone wolf attacks, the chief of police in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country said on Friday.

Hundreds of investigators and surveillance personnel will join an existing force of about 500 officers at Detachment 88, a police unit tasked with uprooting militant networks and foiling attacks.

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