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By George Roberts, ABCUpdated May 3, 2013, 6:38 amabc_logo_horizontal[1]

Indonesian police say they have foiled a planned terrorist attack on the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta.

Two men armed with pipe bombs were arrested while allegedly on their way to the embassy, while another man and a woman were taken into custody following a raid at a property in the capital.

Police say they followed the first two men and detained them at an intersection on their way to the Myanmar embassy.

National police spokesman Brigadier General Boy Rafli said the suspects were armed with five homemade bombs and planned to attack the building.

He said they were motivated by revenge for the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Indonesia’s anti-terrorism squad later raided a bomb workshop in South Jakarta, where they arrested another man and a woman and seized more explosives.

Police have indicated the group may be part of a bigger network.