Indonesia President Says He Survived Terror Plot

Jakarta. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Saturday that police had foiled a terror plot against him as he visited West Java province, state media reported.

“I received a report from security last night that certain elements with bad intentions were lurking in the Ciwidey area to do something against me,” Yudhoyono was quoted as saying by the Antara state news agency.

Yudhoyono added that terrorists would never win in Indonesia and they only “victimise innocent people,” Antara reported, giving no further details of the alleged plot during the president’s visit on Friday.

Two terror suspects were arrested in a police raid in West Java on Saturday, according to local media.Police tried to arrest three suspects, but one was able to flee the raid at a house in Cibiru subdistrict on the outskirts of Bandung, Tempo Interaktif news website reported, quoting West Java police chief Sutarman.

Twin terror attacks on Jakarta luxury hotels, led by now-dead mastermind Noordin Mohammed Top, killed nine people in July last year.Noordin, who was killed in a police raid in Central Java in 2009, led a violent splinter faction of the Jemaah Islamiyah regional terror network blamed for a string of attacks in Indonesia.

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