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Indonesian police discover stash of 20 bombs

Published on Jan 9, 2013 8:32 PM
 

JAKARTA (AFP) - Police discovered a stash of more than 20 homemade bombs in central Indonesia on Wednesday after uncovering plots to attack tourist destinations in the region, a spokesman said.

Anti-terror police found bombs, explosive materials, detonators, nails and books on jihad (holy war) on the island of Sulawesi, where police have reported increased militant activity in recent months.

"A total of 20 pipe-bombs and a 16-kg bomb housed in three Tupperware containers stuck together were found," said national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar, adding the raids took place in the southern district of Enrekang.

Police said interrogations of suspected militants revealed several men in the group had been trained to assemble bombs and two of them were still at large, according to Mr Amar.

 
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