Indonesia warns of festive terror threat

Indonesia warns of festive terror threat

Indonesian police warned Thursday that Islamic extremists may be planning to target worshippers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in Jakarta and other parts of the country.

National police chief Sutarman said there were indications that militants were heading to areas they wished to target and may be assembling bombs, AFP reported.

"The terrorists have cells everywhere and they are active. We are continuing to pursue them," Mr Sutarman said. He said that militants were also thought to be targeting central Sulawesi island, parts of which are known as a terror hotbed.

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