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Indonesia arrests militants in Myanmar Embassy plot

  • FILE - In this May 3, 2013 file photo, police officers are deployed outside the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, to anticipate a planned Muslim hardliner protest and to provide extra security after the police revealed a plot of a terror attack on the premise on the Facebook page of a suspected militant. Indonesia's anti-terror squad has arrested two militants who allegedly planned to attack prominent places in the country's capital, including the Myanmar Embassy. National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, that an interrogation of suspected bomb maker Rio Priatna Wibawa, who was arrested this past week, led authorities to the men. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

    FILE - In this May 3, 2013 file photo, police officers are deployed outside the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, to anticipate a planned Muslim hardliner protest and to provide extra security after the police revealed a plot of a terror attack on the premise on the Facebook page of a suspected militant. Indonesia's anti-terror squad has arrested two militants who allegedly planned to attack prominent places in the country's capital, including the Myanmar Embassy. National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, that an interrogation of suspected bomb maker Rio Priatna Wibawa, who was arrested this past week, led authorities to the men. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 3, 2013 file photo, police officers are deployed outside the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, to anticipate a planned Muslim hardliner protest and to provide extra security after the police revealed a plot of a terror attack on the premise on the Facebook page of a suspected militant. Indonesia's anti-terror squad has arrested two militants who allegedly planned to attack prominent places in the country's capital, including the Myanmar Embassy. National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, that an interrogation of suspected bomb maker Rio Priatna Wibawa, who was arrested this past week, led authorities to the men. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

    FILE - In this May 3, 2013 file photo, police officers are deployed outside the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, to anticipate a planned Muslim hardliner protest and to provide extra security after the police revealed a plot of a terror attack on the premise on the Facebook page of a suspected militant. Indonesia's anti-terror squad has arrested two militants who allegedly planned to attack prominent places in the country's capital, including the Myanmar Embassy. National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, that an interrogation of suspected bomb maker Rio Priatna Wibawa, who was arrested this past week, led authorities to the men. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)  (The Associated Press)

Indonesia's anti-terror squad has arrested two militants who allegedly planned to attack prominent places in the country's capital, including the Myanmar Embassy.

National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said Sunday that an interrogation of suspected bomb maker Rio Priatna Wibawa, who was arrested this past week, led authorities to the men.

Amar said Bahrain Agam was arrested in northern Aceh late Saturday and Saiful Bahri was captured in Banten province on Sunday.

Police said Saturday that Wibawa had sufficient explosives to make bombs three times more powerful than those used in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

Amar said the men told authorities they wanted to retaliate against Myanmar for recent attacks on Rohingya Muslims.

They also planned to attack Indonesia's parliament, police headquarters and television stations.