🇮🇩 Indonesia police foil holiday attacks

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Indonesian police say three suspects who were planning a suicide bombing on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve were killed when a gun battle erupted during a raid on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta.

After Wednesday's raid, police said the suspects - supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - had planned to stab officers at a traffic post and then detonate a "large, homemade" bomb as crowds gathered.

The raid was the latest in a series over recent weeks that police say have disrupted bomb plots, raising concerns that homegrown attackers in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation are getting bolder in their attempts to engage in violence.

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