Indonesian Police say anger at anti-Islam film behind failed terror attacks on foreigners

Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian police say anger at a U.S.-made anti-Islam film was among the motives behind failed terror attacks against foreign targets.

Last week, the anti-terror squad arrested 11 people suspected of planning attacks on domestic and foreign targets, including the U.S. Embassy and a site near the Australian Embassy.

National police spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said Monday that based on seized documents and other information, anger at the American-made movie denigrating Islam's Prophet Muhammad was one of the reasons behind the planned attacks. The movie caused outrage across the Middle East when it went online in September, resulting in protests that killed dozens.

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta has urged U.S. citizens in Indonesia to avoid large crowds and other gatherings that might turn violent.

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