The Straits Times
Published on Jan 08, 2013

Indonesia foils terror plot on tourist spots: Police


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.