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As Indonesian police foil bomb plots, the country’s Chinese community finds itself targeted again

Last weekend, four members of Indonesia’s banned Islamic Defender Front (FPI) extremist group made shocking video confessions that they were planning to bomb Chinese-owned businesses as well as shops owned by ethnically Chinese Indonesians. They also made plans to attack the police and the military with acid.The four men were arrested on March 29 in Jakarta and West Java by the Indonesian police special counterterrorism squad Detachmen t88 – or Densus 88 – a day after the church bombing in…Last weekend, four members of Indonesia’s banned Islamic Defender Front (FPI) extremist group made shocking video confessions that they were planning to bomb Chinese-owned businesses as well as shops owned by ethnically Chinese Indonesians. They also made plans to attack the police and the military with acid.The four men were arrested on March 29 in Jakarta and West Java by the Indonesian police special counterterrorism squad Detachmen t88 – or Densus 88 – a day after the church bombing in…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post