04 May '11, 11am

Indonesia boosts security for #Asean summit

Indonesia boosts security for #Asean summit

An armed police officer stands guard outside the venue of the 18th ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 4, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA - INDONESIAN police and military forces held a joint counter-terror exercise on Wednesday ahead a two-day summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Jakarta. The drills come amid heightened tension over the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US special forces in Pakistan as well as a series of recent incidents in Indonesia, including a suicide bombing at a mosque. Thousands of police will be deployed for the meeting of Asean leaders on Saturday and Sunday. Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, currently chairs the bloc. 'We'll do anything to ensure security during the summit... to make sure that it will take place successfully and to prove to the world that Indonesia i...

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