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Indonesian police arrest 2 suspected militants

Indonesian police arrest 2 suspected militants

Indonesian police said they have arrested two suspected militants in connection with an alleged plot to bomb the Myanmar Embassy.
National police spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said Sigit Indrajit was believed to have planned the foiled attack and was captured Wednesday night in northern Jakarta.
The second militant, identified only as Rohadi, was taken early Thursday from his home in Tangerang in neighboring Banten province. Police also seized explosive substances such as sulphur powder, black powder and iron pipe at the residence.
Early this month police arrested two suspected militants in the capital Jakarta and seized five homemade bombs from a backpack they were carrying after authorities were tipped to their whereabouts.
They told authorities they wanted to retaliate against Myanmar for recent attacks on Rohingya Muslims there.


Updated : 2021-03-09 00:17 GMT+08:00