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Australia Warns of Possible Attacks in Indonesia

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FILE - Armed police stand outside the Starbucks cafe where an attack occurred on Thursday, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Jan. 15, 2016. Australia's warning follows a similar warning it issued on Sunday for Malaysia's largest city, Kuala Lumpur.

FILE - Armed police stand outside the Starbucks cafe where an attack occurred on Thursday, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Jan. 15, 2016. Australia's warning follows a similar warning it issued on Sunday for Malaysia's largest city, Kuala Lumpur.

Australia has issued a terrorism warning for Indonesia, cautioning that terrorists may be in the advanced stages of planning an attack.

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs released the warning Thursday, urging travelers to exercise caution when visiting the southeast Asian nation, which includes the resort island of Bali, popular with international tourists.

Australia's warning follows a similar warning it issued on Sunday for Malaysia's largest city, Kuala Lumpur.

Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, has been the scene of several terrorist attacks, the most recent on January 14, when explosions and gunfire killed six people. The attack was claimed by the militant group Islamic State.

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