Slain Indonesian terror suspects planned US embassy attack: Police
JAKARTA (AFP) - Six suspected terrorists killed in a New Year's Eve police raid near Jakarta had planned to carry out a string of attacks targeting the US embassy, a church and Buddhist temples, police said on Friday.
Following a nine-hour gun battle with the six men in a house on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital, police seized a hand-written document revealing the group's targets, national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said.
"Take your pistols, holy warriors, and prepare to attack the US embassy," he said, reading from the document during a press conference. Suicide attacks were also planned, he said.
The document listed "hotels harbouring the CIA" and anti-terror police officers among targets, while National Police Chief Sutarman said the men also planned to attack a church and Buddhist temples to avenge anti-Muslim violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.