These arrests are the latest in a security crackfrown before the New Year holiday season and come as fears have been heightened or a rise in Islamic State inspired radicalism in Indonesia.
Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said: “The plan was to use the bomb at the presidential palace during the change of guard”
A Starbucks coffee shop was targeted by two suicide bombers and four other explosions went off in an affluent area filled with Western brands and offices in centre of the capital
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Police raided a dormitory in Bekasi, a town about an hour outside Jakarta, and found an unexploded bomb.
Security forces carried out a controlled detonation of the bomb.
Islamic State has about 1,200 sympathisers in Indonesia.