Indonesia Alert: police warn of possible extremeists attacks on worshipers at Christmas

Posted on December 13, 2013 • Filed under: Indonesia, Tourist Warning

Indonesian police warned Thursday that extremists may be planning to target worshipers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital Jakarta and other parts of the country. National police chief Sutarman said there were indications that militants were heading to areas they wished to target, and may be assembling bombs. “The terrorists have cells everywhere and they are active. We are continuing to pursue them,” Sutarman, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told reporters in Jakarta. He did not give details about any of the suspected terror groups. Indonesia’s small Christian minority has come under increasing pressure in recent years from Islamic hardliners, who have forced the closure of churches and protested outside places of worship. Read Article

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