ISIS claims responsibility for killing 5 police officers in Indonesian prison riot

A group of mobile brigade policemen patrol near an armoured car at the Mobile Police Brigade headquarters in Depok south of Jakarta Indonesia

The jail in the Mobile Police Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Depok houses high-risk terrorism convicts, as well as Jakarta's former governor, Ahok.

Indonesian police have resolved a hostage crisis at a high-security jail on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, after almost all the Islamist prisoners involved had surrendered, the country's deputy police chief said on Thursday.

Hours before the operation, the police freed an anti-terror squad member who had been taken hostage during the riot after agreeing to comply with the terrorists' demand of food, national police spokesman Brigadier Gen. Setyo Wasisto said.

Among the facility's prisoners is Aman Abdurrahman, an Islamic radical jailed for orchestrating an attack in Jakarta in 2016 that left eight people dead.

A dispute had broken out with prisoners who objected to authorities making checks on food being brought into them, according to police.

In a message carried on its Amaq news agency, Islamic State claimed responsibility and said that 10 counter-terrorism officers had been killed.

"I can say that the negotiation process is still ongoing". Other inmates broke into the ammunition room and seized long-barreled weapons, leading to a shootout with counterterrorism officers, they said. "The bodies have been transported to the Kramat Jati police hospital", National Police spokesman Brig. Some four police officers are being treated.

Last year, an attack by two suicide bombers, using pressure cookers packed with explosives, killed three police and wounded 12 at a Jakarta bus terminal. A group of Islamist militants planned to attack this detention center as well as other police stations across Depok.

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