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Indonesia’s president under threat of attack: spokesman

Indonesia’s president is under threat of assassination, his spokesman said, amid stepped-up security nationwide for the New Year holiday period over fears of extremist attacks. Security forces in the world’s most populous Muslim nation have been on high alert over the Christmas period, concerned of possible reprisal attacks after last month’s killing of Malaysian bombmaker Azahari Husin, a key member of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) militant network. Documents found in Azahari’s East Java hideaway indicated extremists were planning attacks over the holiday period. His chief accomplice, Noordin Mohammad Top, remains on the run. Asked whether reports that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was under threat of assassination were correct, his spokesman Andi Mallarangeng responded: “Yes.” Full Story

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