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Indonesia police foil plot to fire rocket at Singapore

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, file photo, two kayaks are dwarfed against the skyline of the Marina Bay area, which is home to popular hotels, and tourist attractions such as the Singapore Flyer, the city-state's observation wheel seen at right, in Singapore. Indonesia's counter-terrorism police on Friday arrested six suspected militants who were allegedly planning to launch a rocket attack on Singapore's downtown from nearby Batam island. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, file photo, two kayaks are dwarfed against the skyline of the Marina Bay area, which is home to popular hotels, and tourist attractions such as the Singapore Flyer, the city-state's observation wheel seen at right, in Singapore. Indonesia's counter-terrorism police on Friday arrested six suspected militants who were allegedly planning to launch a rocket attack on Singapore's downtown from nearby Batam island. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)  (The Associated Press)

Indonesia's counter-terrorism police have arrested six suspected militants who were allegedly planning to launch a rocket attack on Singapore's Marina Bay from nearby Batam island.

National Police spokesman Maj. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar says the Indonesian men were captured Friday morning on the Indonesian island, which is about 25 kilometers (15 miles) southeast of Singapore.

Amar says the arrests, which included the 31-year-old leader of the group, highlight the continued threat posed by extremists in Indonesia despite a sustained crackdown by authorities.

He says all of the men claimed they were members of Katibah Gigih Rahmat, a little known extremist group.