In­done­sia foils IS at­tack plot on for­eign mis­sion

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Jakarta: Anti-ter­ror squad of the In­done­sian Po­lice has seized ex­plo­sive ma­te­ri­als, which will be used to ex­plode for­eign em­bassy of­fices and re­li­gious fa­cil­i­ties, in a hide­out of a mem­ber of Is­lamic States (IS) in West Java prov­ince, Po­lice said last Fri­day. Rio Pri­atna Wibawa, 23, was nabbed at his house in Ma­jalengka of the prov­ince on Wed­nes­day and ad­mit­ted that he was or­dered to make bombs from the ma­te­ri­als, said Rik­wanto, a Po­lice spokesper­son. The spokesper­son re­vealed that the tar­gets of the mil­i­tants were build­ings or fa­cil­i­ties owned by for­eign na­tions. “Th­ese ex­plo­sive ma­te­ri­als will be used to strike for­eign em­bassy of­fices, re­li­gious build­ings, Po­lice head­quar­ters and the par­lia­ment build­ing,” Rik­wanto said at the na­tional Po­lice head­quar­ters. The spokesper­son said Pri­atna along with three fel­low IS mem­bers, who re­main at large, planed to make bombs at “a chem­istry lab­o­ra­tory” at his house. “He was ar­rested by the anti-ter­ror squad be­fore pro­duc­ing the bombs and giv­ing it to other IS mil­i­tants,” Rik­wanto said.

The of­fi­cial con­firmed that Pri­atna and other IS mil­i­tants op­er­ate with the co­or­di­na­tion of a high-pro­file IS leader for South­east Asia re­gion, Bahrun Naim, an In­done­sian na­tional who leads ter­ror­ist oper­a­tion from Syria. In­done­sia has been in­cluded in IS global tar­gets as the top leader of the ter­ror­ist group has or­dered mil­i­tants to launch strikes in their own coun­tries fol­low­ing an of­fen­sive move against the base of the group in Mo­sul of Iraq, ac­cord­ing to the Po­lice. The In­done­sian se­cu­rity author­ity has been mon­i­tor­ing the move­ment of more than 50 mil­i­tants who have just backed home af­ter join­ing IS in Iraq and Syria, the Po­lice said. IS mem­bers have con­ducted a series of small-scale sui­cide bomb­ing strikes in In­done­sia in re­cent months, tar­get­ing churches, western­ers and fa­cil­i­ties, and Po­lice, caus­ing scores of ca­su­al­ties. Xin­hua

In­done­sian Po­lice­men ar­range chem­i­cal sub­stances for mak­ing ex­plo­sives seized from sus­pected ter­ror­ist Rio Pri­atna Wibawa dur­ing a press con­fer­ence of the seized sus­pected ter­ror­ist Rio Pri­atna Wibawa at In­done­sian Na­tional Po­lice head­quar­ters in Jakarta, In­done­sia. Anti-ter­ror squad of the In­done­sian Po­lice has seized ex­plo­sive ma­te­ri­als, which will be used to ex­plode for­eign em­bassy of­fices and re­li­gious fa­cil­i­ties, in a hide­out of a mem­ber of Is­lamic States (IS) in West Java prov­ince, Po­lice said on Fri­day..

Na­tional Po­lice spokesper­son Rik­wanto shows a photo of sus­pected ter­ror­ist Rio Pri­atna Wibawa at In­done­sian Na­tional Po­lice head­quar­ters in Jakarta, In­done­sia, on Fri­day. Anti-ter­ror squad of the In­done­sian Po­lice has seized ex­plo­sive ma­te­ri­als, which will be used to ex­plode for­eign em­bassy of­fices and re­li­gious fa­cil­i­ties, in a hide­out of a mem­ber of Is­lamic States (IS) in West Java prov­ince, Po­lice said.

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