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The Indonesian government has taken measures to protect children in the country from the influence of radicalism as dozens of children have been included by their parents in journeys to Syria for joining global IS terrorist group.

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Indonesian anti-terror agency (BNPT) and child commission on child protection (KPAI) on Monday reached a deal on protection and supervision of children from the danger.

“Recently, the number of terrorism case involving children has risen sharply,” Suhardi Alius,” head of the agency.

The chairman said that the commission would actively ease the impact of radicalism against affected-children.

He revealed that some of the 75 Indonesian citizens recently deported for entering Syria to join IS group were children.

Chairman of KPAI Asrorun Ni’am disclosed that the commission would focus on supervision on children deported from the Middle East and use recovery approach to ease the influence of radicalism on children.

Last year, a 16-year old child attempted to killed a priest and blew himself in a church in North Sumatra province, leaving scores of people injured, including himself and the priest.

The Indonesian security authorities have striven to prevent dozens of citizens insisting on taking journeys to Syria for joining the IS, and have been monitoring scores others back home from Syria for joining the activities of the global terrorist group. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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