Terror warning linked to Abu Omar

Indonesian police have been ordered to look out for possible terrorist attacks in the country after seven terrorism suspects were arrested.

The men are believed to be linked to the alleged terrorist mastermind Abu Omar.

Omar was arrested three months ago in East Kalimantan and he's alleged to have been involved in terrorism plots since the late 1990's.

In raids in the capital Jakarta over the weekend, Indonesian counter-terrorism police arrested seven people and seized a cache of weapons.

They said the weapons; including machine guns were brought into Kalimantan through the Philippines, and were to be used against police stations, an un-identified VIP and possibly a foreign embassy.

Eighteen alleged members of the Abu Omar terrorism cell have been arrested since July and police say they expect more to arrests to come.

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