Two held in Indonesia failed bomb attack

November 13, 2012
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Police arrested two suspected militants for involvement in a failed bomb attack on South Sulawesi provincial governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo, AFP reported Monday (November 12th).

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    One suspect allegedly threw a pipe bomb that did not explode at the politician during a speech Sunday on a stage in Makassar. National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar told AFP the two arrested had been targets of the anti-terror unit Detachment 88. They are part of a terror group in Poso, Central Sulawesi, which was the scene of three failed bomb attacks in the past week.

    "Police are still questioning them," he said.

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