Security tightened around Borobudur in wake of terror threat

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To be fair, the threat has only been made of Facebook, so it’s not sure how credible the threat is, but Indonesian police are taking it seriously. Good on them!


Security tightened at Borobudur temple after possible ISIS threat
Digital Journal, 24 August 2014

Indonesia’s police on alert over apparent ISIS terror threat to Borobudur Temple
The Straits Times, 23 August 2014
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Extremists target Borobudur

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There’s been more news in Bahasa Indonesia than in English, but apparently extremists for the establishment of an Islamic State in Indonesia have threatened to target the ancient Buddhist monument, Borobudur, for destruction. The central Java army chief is said to be strengthening security in the area.

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Borobudur, Islamists target Indonesia’s most important Buddhist temple
Asia News, 21 August 2014

ISIS Ancam Ledakkan Candi Borobudur, Ini Sikap Polri
Viva news, 21 August 2014

Candi Borobudur Disebut Jadi Target Teror IS
Tempo, 20 August 2014

ISIS Ancam Hancurkan Borobudur, Ini Tanggapan Pangdam Diponegoro
Liputan, 20 August 2014
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