Police have stepped up security at the capital’s diplomatic missions, tripling the number of officers guarding the French embassy in fear of copycat incidents inspired by the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, which left 129 people dead. “We are taking preventive measures by conducting patrols and safeguarding foreign embassies, particularly the French embassy on Jalan MH Thanrin,” Jakarta Police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal said on Sunday. The order came from Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian and also includes beefing up security at embassies of “Western countries like Australia and the United States.”
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