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National police spokesman Brig. Gen. Muhammad Iqbal, center, speaks to media as ammunition, explosive-making materials and other evidence confiscated from suspected militants are displayed during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, May 17, 2019. Indonesian police say they have arrested suspected militants following a tipoff about a possible attack during the announcement of presidential election results next week. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

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Indonesian Special Detachment 88 anti-terror police unit escorts terror suspect during a press conference at in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, May 17, 2019. Police say they have arrested suspected militants following a tipoff about a possible attack during the announcement of presidential election results next week. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia has deployed 32,000 security personnel in the capital, Jakarta, after warnings of a possible militant attack during the official announcement of presidential election results next week.

National police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal said Friday that 60 suspected militants have been arrested this year and seven others were killed when they resisted arrest.

He said police had apprehended 29 suspects this month alone who allegedly were planning to set off bombs during expected street protests when the results of the election are announced by May 22.

Iqbal urged people not to hold street rallies to avoid extremist attacks.

Indonesians voted on April 17 to select the president and lawmakers.

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https://www.foxnews.com/world/indonesian-police-beef-up-security-ahead-of-election-results

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