Terrorism

Indonesia police fear possible attack during Obama trip

“Islamist militants in Indonesia may be considering attacks on soft targets and Westerners when U.S. President Barack Obama visits this month, the head of counter-terrorism said on Thursday.

Obama is due to visit Indonesia, his childhood home, between June 15 and 17 after delaying a trip originally scheduled for March.

‘We haven’t got any detail of a specific plot to target Obama,’ Tito Karnavian, the head of Indonesia’s counter-terrorism unit, told foreign reporters.

But he added that the fact Obama’s visit would focus international attention on Indonesia could motivate militants to attempt an attack.”

(Source: Indonesia police fear possible attack during Obama trip | Reuters.)

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