"We are pursuing the network of assailants, namely the Islamic State [Daesh] network," Inspector General Tito Karnavian said, as quoted by the VIVA news outlet.
Weapons recovered from the Jakarta attackers pic.twitter.com/Mi6aoydifn— Adam Harvey (@adharves) 14 января 2016
Jakarta Police chief says ISIS network responsible for Jakarta attacks, of which Bahrun Naim is the leader of South-East Asia— Jewel Topsfield (@JewelTopsfield) 14 января 2016
Karnavian added that Daesh terror group, which has been expanding its influence in the world in recent years, had started to spread into Southeast Asia.
Jakarta police chief Tito says the Jakarta terrorists are connected to Raqqa in Syria— Adam Harvey (@adharves) 14 января 2016
Such expansion was ordered by their leader, Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the police chief added.