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U.S. says threat of Christmas terror attacks in Indonesia high

The threat of terrorist attacks targeting Westerners over the Christmas and New Year holidays is high, the U.S. embassy said Thursday, warning of possible kidnappings, shootings or suicide bombings. Maps and explosives obtained in a police raid on a terrorist’s hideout last month indicated the al-Qaida-linked militant group Jemaah Islamiyah was in the advanced stages of planning attacks, the embassy said in an e-mailed message to citizens. Indonesian authorities also warned recently that Islamic extremists may be planning to kidnap foreigners over the holidays, and a recently discovered Web site provided step-by-step instructions on how to gun down Westerners in the streets of Jakarta. Full Story

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