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Indonesia foils terror plot on tourist spots: Police

Published on Jan 8, 2013 4:41 PM
 
This file photo shows Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88, prepare with their rifles as they secure downtown Poso in Central Sulawesi province, on Nov 3, 2012 as their effort to raid a terror suspects house get resistence from local residents. Terror suspects killed or captured in raids last week were planning to launch attacks on tourism spots in Indonesia, national police said on Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (AFP) - Terror suspects killed or captured in raids last week were planning to launch attacks on tourism spots in Indonesia, national police said on Tuesday.

An anti-terror police squad shot dead seven suspects and detained four others on Sulawesi and Sumbawa islands in central Indonesia last week.

"An investigation revealed that tourism spots in the town of Bima (on Sumbawa) and Tana Toraja in south Sulawesi were targets," said national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar.

Tana Toraja, whose population is mainly Christian, is one of Sulawesi's most popular tourist destinations.

 
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