Two More Arrested in Myanmar Embassy Bomb Plot

Indonesian police officers prepare their gear outside Myanmar’s Embassy following a terror threat in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3, 2013. Two people have been arrested on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks in Indonesia, including on Myanmar’s embassy, police said. Indonesian police tightened security around Myanmar’s embassy in Jakarta following the arrest of the terrorist suspects. (EPA Photo/Mast Irham)
Indonesian police officers prepare their gear outside Myanmar’s Embassy following a terror threat in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3, 2013. Two people have been arrested on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks in Indonesia, including on Myanmar’s embassy, police said. Indonesian police tightened security around Myanmar’s embassy in Jakarta following the arrest of the terrorist suspects. (EPA Photo/Mast Irham)

Anti-terrorism police arrested two men allegedly involved in May’s failed plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, a source in Densus 88 said on Sunday.

Muhamad Saiful Sabaniwho, also known as Ipul, was arrested on Friday in the parking lot of the Garuda Inn hotel in downtown Yogyakarta. An alleged fund raiser, Ipul also reportedly participated in a training session held in Mount Salak, in West Java, police said.

“Ipul raised funds for the Koran recital group led by Rohadi [another detained suspect] and knew about the terror plot against the Buddhists and the embassy of Myanmar in May,” the source in Densus 88 told the Jakarta Globe.

Police also arrested Bayu Dwi Ardianto, an unemployed associate of Ipul with ties to the small terrorist network, the source said. Bayu’s status as a suspect has yet to be determined, he added.

The men, along with four others, reportedly planned to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta in retaliation for acts of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

 

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