Jakarta: National Police chief General Tito Karnavian has launched the 2018 Ketupat Operation to guard the Eid al-Fitr mass exodus.
"Authorities will deploy 177 thousand personnel during Eid al-Fitr holiday," he said in Jakarta on Wednesday.
The operation will be held for 18 days from June 7-June 24.It will be supported by all stakeholders such as the National Armed Forces, local governments and mass organizations.
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"We will also monitor conflift-prone regions. We will also protect transportation inrastructures," he added.
In mid-May, ISIS-affiiated Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) carried out a series of suicide bombing attacks at three churches and a police station in Surabaya. It killed 28 people, including 13 attackers.
In the same month, the group carried out a sword atack at a police station in Pekanbaru. The incident killed a police officer and four attackers.
ISIS later claimed responsibility for the terror attacks in the two cities.