Police found 10-kg bomb in Tamanjeka
A homemade bomb weighing about10 kilograms was found in a hut on a farm during a sweep by soldiers and police officers in Tamanjeka hamlet in Masani village, Poso Pesisir district, Central Sulawesi, on Sunday at about 9 a.m.
It was wrapped in plastic. Gun powder and a 12-volt battery and detonator were also seized.
The hut was owned by a man identified only as AS in a hamlet that locals call Gunung Biru, which is located 2,100 meters above sea level.
The police have not made an official statement as yet, but Central Sulawesi Police spokesman Adj. Comr. Soemarno confirmed the finding.
"They were prepared for resistance and self defense," claimed Soemarno.
Police targeted Tamanjeka hamlet after a series of acts of terror and violence in Poso, including the killing of two Poso Police officers. It is suspected that the area has been used a hiding place and training ground. (kes/iwa)