Indonesia arrests 42 FPI members

August 14, 2013
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LAMONGAN, Indonesia – Police arrested 42 members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) early Monday (August 12th) after the hardline group clashed with residents of Lamongan, East Java, local media reported.

At least three people were injured and two houses belonging to FPI members were damaged, according to The Jakarta Globe.

The dispute was allegedly set off when an FPI member's wife was stabbed by residents of the Gowah hamlet in Lambongan, reported.

According to The Jakarta Post, FPI members damaged houses when they couldn't find the perpetrators. In retaliation, residents attacked an FPI stronghold in the area but withdrew when they discovered that the FPI was armed.

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    • Sudiono
      December 30, 2013 @ 07:12:03PM
    • The government should be firm as it was in the Suharto era, no need to complicate things. As for these organizations, think through before doing something. Dealing with those that disrupt the country should not be complicated.

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