Terrorists plan to kill senior officials, declare Islamic state in Indonesia

18:21, May 14, 2010      

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Indonesian Police Chief General Bambang Hendarso Danuri said on Friday that a terrorist organization in Indonesia has planed to kill the country's senior officials and dignitary guests attending the upcoming Independence Day ceremony, declare an Islamic state.

After the arrest of 58 terrorists and killed 13 others during a string of raids and ambushes in the terrorists' hideouts and training camps in the northernmost province of Aceh in the past few months, General Danuri said that besides killing Indonesian senior officials, including the president, the terrorists also planned to kill foreign citizens working and staying in Aceh and Java.

"The assassination on senior officials will be conducted when the president and most of senior officials attending the Independence Day ceremony on Aug. 17 this year. Twenty-one sniper rifles were already prepared and to be shipped in from Mindanao, the Philippines," Bambang told a press conference at the police headquarters.

Soon afterwards, the terrorists will declare the Islamic state in Indonesia after they were sure that none of Indonesian senior officials survived in the attack.



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