11 Jun '11, 8am

Indonesia nabs 8 over poison plot

Indonesia nabs 8 over poison plot

JAKARTA: Indonesia has arrested eight terror suspects who were plotting a mass poisoning of police personnel, according to an anti-terror officer, with one report saying they had planned to use cyanide. The member of the police's counter-terrorism squad, who did not want to be identified, said six suspects had been arrested late Friday in Jakarta after two were held in Pekalongan city, Central Java, on Thursday. "They planned to attack police personnel by poisoning food at police office canteens," the source said. Tempo news website quoted an unnamed senior police official saying the suspects had planned to use cyanide. Indonesia's police headquarters has yet to issue an official statement on the case. In recent months police have arrested dozens of suspects allegedly part of a new militant cell behind a series of recent incidents, including book bombs which were sent to M...

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