Indonesia: Suspects planned attack on US Embassy

Indonesia: Suspects planned attack on US Embassy

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An Indonesian policeman stands guard in front of a gate of the US embassy as members of Indonesian Islam-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) hold banners and placards during a protest against the US-made low-budget anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" outside the US embassy in Jakarta on September 30, 2012. Thousands of Indonesians on September 30 chanted anti-American slogans outside the US embassy in Jakarta, in the latest protest against a film that sparked demonstrations in at least 20 countries. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

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Associated Press

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police say they have arrested 11 people suspected of planning a range of terrorist attacks on domestic and foreign targets including the U.S. and Australian embassies.

National Police spokesman Maj. Gen. Suhardi Aliyus says the suspects were arrested by an anti-terror squad in raids Friday night in four provinces.

He said Saturday that police also seized bombs, explosive materials and a bomb-making manual.

He said the newly formed group had plans to target the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and a plaza near the Australian Embassy and the local office of U.S. mining giant Freeport-McMoRan. Aliyus said they also planned to attack the U.S. Consulate in Surabaya and the headquarters of a police special force in Central Java.

It was unclear how far the plans had advanced.

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