Police in Indonesia have foiled an attack in the capital, Jakarta after three suspects planning suicide bombings on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve were killed in a gun battle.
According to reports, the foiled attack was the second imminent attack to be truncated in less than two weeks by security operatives in Indonesia.
After Wednesday’s raid, police said the suspects – supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – had planned to stab officers at a traffic post and then detonate a “large, homemade” bomb as crowds gathered.
“The intention was for a suicide bomb,” national police spokesman Rikwanto, who like many Indonesians uses only one name, told a news conference.
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