JAKARTA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian police has forecast terrorism threat will escalate in the country next year as many militants remain at large, police said on Friday.
"There are some threats disturbing security and they tend to rise. They are terrorism, drug," National Police Spokesman Inspector General Boy Rafly Amar disclosed at the national police headquarters.
Boy made the statement following a series of arrests and killing of suspected militants, planning to commit in major suicide bombings, across the country in recent weeks.
National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian said that police has put counter-terrorism as one of the priorities next year.
"Terrorism remains as a focus of the police," he said.
The general revealed that the number of cases related with terrorism rose significantly to 170 this year, compared with 82 cases last year.
To face the terrorist threat next year, Tito disclosed that the police would beef up performance and boost prevention acts.
Indonesian security authorities monitor the movement and acts of dozens of militants backed home from Mosul of Iraq after joining the IS activities there.