Indonesian police stop ISIS-inspired suicide bombings

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Indonesian police stop ISIS-inspired suicide bombings

Indonesian police said Thursday, June 9, they had arrested 3 people planning to launch Islamic State (ISIS)-inspired suicide bombings in the country’s second-biggest city. The police’s elite anti-terror squad detained the men in Surabaya, on the country’s main island of Java, on Wednesday and seized bombs and firearms, national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said. The group, according to him, planned to attack public places and government offices in the city in the coming weeks. Amar also said they were inspired by the speeches of ISIS leaders on social media.

Read more about the ISIS links of the would-be bombers on Rappler.

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