Indonesia arrests six suspected of plotting Singapore attack

August 5, 2016 9:25 AM

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JAKARTA Indonesian authorities arrested six suspected militants on Batam island on Friday who were believed to be linked to the Islamic State group and plotting an attack on nearby Singapore, a police spokesman said.

Indonesian police spokesman Agus Rianto told reporters the suspects had been plotting with a member of the Islamic State militant group in Syria to attack the wealthy city-state via Batam, which is about 15 km (10 miles) to the south.

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