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Posted on 06/24/2010 8:39:13 PM PDT by csvset
The terror suspects arrested during a raid in Klaten, Central Java not only planned to bomb the Police Anniversary Day celebration, or Hari Bhayangkara, but also to bomb the Danish Embassy.
The head of antiterror squad Densus 88 Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian said the police got the information from the country's most wanted fugitive and terror suspect Abdullah Sonata and his accomplice Sogir.
We are sure that they chose the police as the target as revenge for a terror raid in Aceh and they wanted to bomb the Danish Embassy because of the Prophet Mohammad's caricature fiasco, Tito told the Jakarta Globe at Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Yogyakarta on Thursday.
Sonata and Sogir also confessed that they ordered Yuli Karseno, the terror suspect who was shot dead in Klaten on Wednesday, to shoot 2 policemen in Purworejo and 1 policeman in Kebuman, Central Java.
The reason for the shooting was because the suspects felt police were encroaching upon their military exercise in Aceh, Tito said,
Sogir acted as the planner for the attempted embassy bombing. Police found various bomb-making instruments such as adapters, a welder and electronics components to make the bomb switch.
Snr. Comr. Wahyu Widodo, the head of the antibomb squad, also known as Gegana, said that Sogiri had learned about bomb making from slain terror mastermind Azahari Husin.
It is confirmed that Sogiri made the bomb switch because he is one of Azahari's student. There is a striking similarity between his home-made device and ones used in previous bombings, Wahyu said.
Sonata and Sogiri will be flown to Jakarta later on Thursday.
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Antiterror police foiled the country's most-wanted terrorist fugitive, Abdullah Sonata's plot to attack several police offices on the Police Anniversary Day on July 1.
"According to the document and intercepted phone conversations among [the terror suspects], we knew that they were preparing to attack on [Police Anniversary Day]," a top antiterror police officer told the Jakarta Globe on Thursday.
In the conversations, Sonata dubbed the police 'kittens'. "Sonata said, 'let's attack all the kittens in their nest on their birthdays,' "according to the source, adding that police's new target in the fight against terrorism is Abu Tholut, alias Mustofa. He has become the most wanted fugitive and influential figure in the terrorist network.
The source said the planned attack on Police Anniversary Day would possibly take place at Mobile Brigade Headquarters in Depok just to the south of Jakarta.
They did not mention clearly where the attack would take place but it could be at the Mobile Brigade Headquarters because the ceremony will be attended by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, National Police Chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri and foreign dignitaries, he said.
He noted that police still tried to get more information from Sonata and two other suspects about the location where they hid the explosives and 10 AK47 rifles.
"We allege that they hid those dangerous materials somewhere. The threat is obvious and we can not be complacent or more terror will follow," he said.
Abdullah Sonata, was seized in one of two raids on Wednesday night in Klaten, Central Java together with Agus Mahmudi and Sogir.
The Densus 88 officers were believed to have shot dead a suspect named Yuli Karseno, an Army deserter. Yuli's body is en route to Jakarta from Yogyakarta.
A forensic team will conduct an autopsy at the National Police Hospital in East Jakarta.