The Straits Times
Published on Sep 09, 2012

Indonesia 'bomb workshop' blast injures three: police


JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian police on Sunday said three people were injured after an explosion at a house near Jakarta suspected to be a bomb workshop.

The blast took place on Saturday in a building listed as an orphanage in the town of Depok, in the outskirts of Jakarta, national police spokesman Anang Iskandar said.

"Three people were injured, one seriously, in the explosion," he said, adding that the severely-injured male victim had a broken arm and burns covering around 50 to 70 per cent of his body.

Among materials seized from the house were grenades, detonators and potassium chlorate, Mr Iskandar said.