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Indonesian mastermind of Myanmar embassy bomb plot confesses

Published on Dec 4, 2013 4:39 PM

JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian on trial for a foiled plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy confessed to being the mastermind on Thursday, saying he was "still at war" with anyone oppressing Muslims.

Sigit Indrajid, 23, testified that he led a group of Islamic extremists that networked over Facebook in a plan to attack Myanmar's mission in Jakarta in May.

The group wanted to avenge the harsh treatment of Muslim-minority Rohingya in Myanmar - an issue that has resonated widely in Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.

"It was my initiative," he told the South Jakarta district court.

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