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Indonesia radicals urge 'Myanmar jihad'

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Two Indonesians have been detained over a plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, officials said Friday, as radicals rallying in the city called for "jihad in Myanmar" to avenge Muslim deaths. 

Members of Islamic hardline groups hold banners as they stage an anti-Myanmar rally in Jakarta, on May 3, 2013. Two Indonesians have been detained over a plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, as radicals rallying in the city called for "jihad in Myanmar" to avenge Muslim deaths.

The incidents highlight the growing anger in Muslim-majority Indonesia over a string of religious clashes in largely-Buddhist Myanmar that have left many minority Muslims dead and tens of thousands displaced.

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