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Jakarta attack a sign of things to come

It indicates the renewal of a relentless religious insurgency that could cost Indonesia and the rest of maritime South-east Asia dearly.

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The prompt and decisive response of the Indonesian police in handling a terror attack in a populated area outpaced whatever planning had gone into the attack. For ISIS, clearly, this was a failed mission.

THE terrorist attack in Jakarta last week achieved little but foretells much. It signifies the renewal of an implacable religious insurgency that could cost Indonesia and the rest of the region dearly.

From the point of view of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has claimed

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