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.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec 21: Indonesian police said they killed three suspected militants in a raid Wednesday on the outskirts of Jakarta and found several bombs which they are trying to defuse.
National Police spokesman Rikwanto told MetroTV that the residential neighborhood has been evacuated.
He said one person was arrested in the raid.
Police believe those involved in the plot are linked to several militants arrested Dec. 10 in another neighborhood on the outskirts of Jakarta who were planning a suicide bomb attack on a guard-changing ceremony at the presidential palace the next day.
Indonesia has carried out a sustained crackdown on Islamic militants since the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. But a new threat has emerged in the past several years from militants who have switched allegiance to the Islamic State group and from new recruits.