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Would-be Bomber Jailed for Burmese Embassy Plot

22 January 2014

An Indonesian man was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison on Tuesday for plotting to bomb the Burmese embassy in Jakarta last year, reports AFP. Sigit Indrajid confessed to masterminding the plot, which he said was to avenge the killing of Rohingya Muslims by Buddhist mobs in Burma’s Arakan State. The plan was foiled on May 2 of last year when police in Jakarta arrested two of the plotters carrying a backpack full of pipe-bombs. The planned attack was to be launched the following day. After the sentence was handed down, Indrajid, 23, pledged to “continue fighting the enemies of Islam.”