Indonesia arrests two for Burma Embassy bomb plot

May 04, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Officials announced Friday (May 3rd) that two Indonesians have been detained in connection with a plot to bomb Burma's Embassy in Jakarta, apparently to avenge Buddhists' attacks on Muslims there, AFP reported.

A wave of communal violence in Burma has left more than 200 Muslims dead – many of them Rohingya – and displaced tens of thousands over the past year.

One person was killed and several mosques and homes were damaged in violence this week in Central Burma.

On Friday, a crowd of about 1,000 militants from the Islamic Defenders Front converged on Burma's Embassy, which was guarded by hundreds of police in riot gear.

Earlier, officials said anti-terrorist police had arrested two men suspected of planning a bomb attack Friday, adding that the pair had assembled five pipe bombs.

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