Mil­i­tants ar­rested in Myan­mar Em­bassy plot

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Indonesia’s anti-ter­ror squad has ar­rested two mil­i­tants who al­legedly planned to at­tack prom­i­nent places in the coun­try’s cap­i­tal, in­clud­ing the Myan­mar Em­bassy. Na­tional po­lice spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said yes­ter­day that an in­ter­ro­ga­tion of sus­pected bomb maker Rio Pri­atna Wibawa, who was ar­rested this past week, led au­thor­i­ties to the men. Amar said Bahrain Agam was ar­rested in north­ern Aceh late Satur­day and Sai­ful Bahri was cap­tured in Ban­ten prov­ince yes­ter­day. Po­lice said Satur­day that Wibawa had suf­fi­cient ex­plo­sives to make bombs three times more pow­er­ful than those used in the 2002 Bali bomb­ings that killed 202 peo­ple. Amar said the men told au­thor­i­ties they wanted to re­tal­i­ate against Myan­mar for re­cent at­tacks on Ro­hingya Mus­lims. They also planned to at­tack Indonesia’s par­lia­ment, po­lice head­quar­ters and tele­vi­sion sta­tions.

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