- Title: INDONESIA: Police continue investigation after arrests of suspected militants
- Date: 29th October 2012
- Summary: JAKARTA, INDONESIA (OCTOBER 29, 2012) (REUTERS) INFORMATION DIVISION OF INDONESIA POLICE HEADQUARTERS SIGH READING "INDONESIA POLICE INFORMATION DIVISION" INDONESIA POLICE SPOKESMAN BOY RAFLI AMAR ENTERS NEWS CONFERENCE AMAR TALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) INDONESI A POLICE SPOKESMAN BOY RAFLI AMAR, SAYING: "From these 11 people I hope we can get more information related to their activities or plans,"
- Embargoed: 13th November 2012 12:00
- Location: Indonesia
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Crime
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- Story Text: Indonesian police said they were continuing their investigation following the arrests of 11 suspected militants it said planned to attack the U.S. embassy, a plaza near Australia's embassy and the offices of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, last week.
Indonesian police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar told a news conference on Monday (Oct 29) investigators were still trying to discover the motive.
"From these 11 people I hope we can get more information related to their activities or plans," Amar told reporters.
Indonesia's anti-terror squad conducted raids in four cities last week. At a house in Madiun, East Java province, they seized a bomb ready to detonate, as well as raw materials for bomb making and instruction books on how to make bombs Amar said the plot was detected in its early stages.
Police said the 11 suspects came from a new militant group called Harakah Sunni for the Indonesian Society (HASMI) but gave no further details about the group.
After 2002, Indonesian forces worked with Australia and other countries to crack down on the al Qaeda-linked Southeast Asian militant group Jemiah Islamiah that was behind the bombs.
The hunt led to the arrest of hundreds of militants. Many were killed in shootouts and the three main perpetrators of the bombings were convicted and executed by firing squad in 2008.
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