110 Suspects Arrested over Surabaya Bombings

June 20, 2018 | Brainwave Science


“All 110 suspects are linked to each other,” national police chief Tito Karnavian told reporters on Friday (June 15) at the Bogor presidential palace, after attending the Eid al-Firtri open house by President Joko Widodo.

He declined to reveal details regarding the connections between the suspects and the perpetrators of the triple-church bombings and the attack at the Surabaya police headquarters on May 13 and 14, as operations are still ongoing.

The coordinated attacks and traces of military-grade explosives found at the blast sites suggest a rising level of tactical capability among Indonesian terrorists.

But it was the fact that the militants were willing to use their wives and children as cover for suicide bombings that shocked the nation.


The wide terrorist network uncovered by police in East Java has also raised concerns over the rise of extremism in the province. The presence of Islamic militants in East Java, however, is not new. Law enforcement must find a proper way to upgrade their security solutions and speed up the process of preventing the attacks.

It’s not easy deterring and uncovering terrorist plans. The investigative means at law enforcement’s disposal often fail. The polygraph test or DNA are limited in results. Moreover, they are effective only in limited situations.

So how can local authorities handle this terror attacks and upgrade to a security solution that will prove to be more effective?


There is a high demand in the modern era to have the highest amount of accuracy while determining and disclosing the perpetrator.

iCognative is a revolutionary technology introduced by Brainwave Science that can assist investigative agencies worldwide and can scientifically detect whether or not specific information is stored in the brain by measuring brainwaves.

Unlike a conventional polygraph, which detects an emotional stress response on the theory that people are more stressed when lying, iCognative only detects whether the information exists within the brain or not.  In the recent terror attack case, iCognative can aid law enforcement advance the case and help quickly gather intelligence. The iCognative test can be conducted on any person of interest and relevant to the attack, victims, witnesses, etc.

In order for the test to be used, a test case must be built. The investigative agent will input confidential and relevant information into the iCognative system used as stimuli for the test. In our case, we can use as information available in the media, as well as confidential information known only to the perpetrators and investigative agents such as : the date and location of the attack -May 13 and 14, triple-church bombings and the attack at the Surabaya police headquarters; information from the previous similar attacks in the area, during the last months; the investigative agent can also use other information, connected to the previous terror attacks, to test connections with the terror group responsible for the other attacks. This information can be used in the iCognative test in the form of words, phrases, and pictures depending on its available form. iCognative relies on detecting a distinct change in electrical activity when a human brain responds to the sight of familiar stimuli. The system collects P300 signals emitted from an individual’s brain approximately 300 milliseconds after he or she is confronted with a stimulus of special significance.  The system collects brain responses to each stimulus and all these brain responses are analyzed at end of the test by the analysis engine that will determine with 99.9% accuracy if the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect.

With this technology, local law enforcement can uncover more information about the attacks and gain useful Intel that will help them avert efficiently future threats.


The Strait Times
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