Indonesian president calls for fighting against terrorism

19:13, May 17, 2010      

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called for his countrymen on Monday to save the country from the threat of terrorism.

The president made the plea before his leaving for visits to Singapore and Malaysia.

"I call on all people of Indonesia to save our nation from the threat of terrorism and from irresponsible parties," he said.

According to the president, the terrorism movement no longer aimed its target on foreign parties but to the nation and the government of Indonesia.

Indonesian police has killed five terrorist suspects recently and arrested dozen others. The operation foiled the terrorist plans to assassinate president and government top officials as well as attacking on foreign targets.

Indonesia has suffered from a series of major terrorist attacks, including the churches explosion in 2000, Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005, JW Marriot Hotel blasts in 2003, Australian embassy bombings in 2004 and the recent suicide bombings at JW Marriot Hotel and Ritzt Calrton Hotel, killing more than 260 people.

Source: Xinhua


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