REUTERS/Darren Whiteside - An elementary school student holds a placard reading "Students are not afraid" at a small anti-terrorism rally in central Jakarta a day after a gun and bomb attack in the city, January 15, 2016.

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Predicting terrorist recidivism in Indonesia's prisons

January 28, 2016, Susan Sim and Noor Huda Ismail

We may never know what motivated four men to mount last week’s suicide bomb and gun attacks in Jakarta, Indonesia’s first major terrorist attack since the 2009 twin hotel bombings, but not a very successful one. A statement attributed to the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and al-Syam (ISIS) called them “Islamic State fighters” who were “targeting foreign nationals and the security forces charged with protecting them in the Indonesian capital”.

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