Indonesia arrests militant planning bomb strike on Myanmar embassy
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Police in Indonesia have tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
a suspected turban Lion of Islam and seized a large quantity of bomb making material that he planned to use in attacks on government buildings and the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta next month, a police front man said.
The suspect was identified as Rio Priatna Wibawa, 23, who is believed to be a member of an Indonesian group that supports ISIS.
Local media reported that the amount of explosives seized would have resulted in a blast twice as powerful as the bomb that killed 202 people in a Bali nightclub in 2002.
Wibawa, who studied agricultural science at university and was unemployed, was a self-taught bomb-maker who had planned to distribute explosives to several places across Indonesia, police front man Boy Rafli Amar said on Saturday.
Indonesia has seen a string of ISIS-linked attacks this year, the biggest of which was a gun and bomb assault in the capital Jakarta that killed four people in January.
Authorities are concerned about a resurgence in radicalism and say there are hundreds of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not
sympathizers in Indonesia, home to the biggest Moslem population in the world.
Lately, anger has been mounting in the Moslem-majority nations in Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, over a crackdown on Rohingya Moslems in Myanmar, leading to demonstrations in several cities, including Jakarta.
Posted by: Fred 2016-11-27