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Indonesia arrests militants planning red-light district attack

Published on Jan 21, 2014 1:28 PM
 

SURABAYA (AFP) - Indonesian police said on Tuesday they have arrested two Islamic militants who allegedly plotted to attack a red-light district and police posts in the country's second-biggest city.

Isnaini Ramdhoni and Abdul Majid were detained late on Monday at a petrol station in Surabaya, in the east of the main island of Java. Police later found two live pipe bombs packed with nails during a search of Majid's house.

Their potential targets included police posts, the city's huge red-light district and nightclubs, said national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar.

East Java province police chief, Unggung Cahyono, said the pair were linked to a terror group on northern Sulawesi island, called the Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen, led by the country's most wanted Islamic militant, Santoso.

 
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