Jakarta’s CT Capabilities: A Work in Progress

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The January 14 attack in Jakarta that left four civilians and four terrorists dead serves as a reminder that Indonesia remains vulnerable to groups that would resort to violence and terrorism to achieve their Islamist aspirations.

The previous major terrorist attack in the country had been the twin bombings that struck the Marriott and the Ritz Carlton hotels in Jakarta in 2009. Since then, there have been instances when police say they foiled plots, including an attempt at the life of then President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and another to blow up the House of Representatives building.

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