9 terror suspects accused of plotting attack in Indonesian capital

Anti-terror police arrested nine suspected Muslim militants and seized a large cache of high-powered bombs, foiling a major attack targeting Westerners in the Indonesian capital, police and media reports said Thursday. Among those detained was a Singaporean who met several times with Osama bin Laden. The men allegedly first planned to attack foreign tourists on Sumatra Island, but decided to target Jakarta instead after realizing too many Indonesian lives could have been lost, TVOne quoted anti-terror police as saying. The timing and exact location of the planned strike were not immediately known.