Indonesia beefs up security ahead of Asian Games
Some 40,000 troops and police officers will be deployed in the capital Jakarta and Palembang in Sumatra, which is co-hosting the August 18 to September 2 Games.
Another 10,000 police officers will be on standby in Jakarta, while hundreds of CCTV surveillance cameras have been installed inside and outside sports venues.
Security would be tightened at public places including airports, malls, hotels and tourist spots, he added.
Indonesia suffered its most deadly terror attack in more than 10 years in May when suicide bombers killed 13 people in the nation's second-biggest city Surabaya.
Karnavian said 242 suspected terrorists have been arrested since the attack, which reignited concerns about Islamist militants in the Muslim-majority nation.
Police say they have been rounding up terror suspects and petty criminals in a pre-Games crackdown.
Earlier this week more than 500 elite members of the army, navy and air force conducted security drills in Jakarta.
More than 11,000 athletes from 45 countries are set to compete at the second-biggest multi-sport event behind the Olympics.
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