Indonesia jails its first female would-be suicide bomber, 28, over plot to blow herself up outside Jakarta’s presidential palace

An Indonesian woman who was planning to blow herself up outside Jakarta’s presidential palace has been jailed for seven and a half years.

Dian Yulia Novi, 28, was arrested late last year on suspicion of plotting to blow herself up outside the palace during the changing of the guard. She was arrested along with her husband, Muhamad Nur Solikin.

It is the first time a woman has been convicted in Indonesia for planning such an attack.

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