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Foiled Riau attack reflects evolving terror landscape

Suspect's arrest at university raises concern over threat of radicalism at other institutes

The 35-year-old contractor graduated from Riau University more than 15 years ago, and few expected to see him back on campus. But Muhammad Nur Zamzam was there to take care of business - the clandestine kind.

Indonesian police found that he and two other former students had spent several nights at a students' centre in the university recently.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2018, with the headline 'Foiled Riau attack reflects evolving terror landscape'. Print Edition | Subscribe