UK Government warns visitors to be wary in Indonesia due to terrorist group plan to attack

Posted on March 6, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Terrorism, Tourist Warning

There is a high threat from terrorism. Terrorist groups continue to plan attacks and have the capacity and intent to carry out these attacks at any time and anywhere in the country. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. Attacks may also target Indonesia Government and law enforcement interests. Terrorist attacks in Jakarta on 17 July 2009 and in Bali in October 2005 and October 2002 killed and injured a number of British nationals. See Safety and Security – Terrorism. You should exercise caution when travelling to Aceh, Central Sulawesi Province (especially Palu, Poso and Tentena), Maluku Province (especially Ambon) and Papua Province. On 19 October 2011 there were reports that police fired warning shots during a meeting of the Papuan People’s Congress on the outskirts of Jayapura city in Abepura district, and subsequent reports of a number of casualties. You should be alert to the potential for politically motivated violence. See the Safety and Security – Local Travel. Read article

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