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Jakarta Post

Terrorists planned car-bomb attacks

  • Dicky Christanto and Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 9 2010   /  10:26 am

Five terror suspects arrested in several locations in West Java on Saturday were planning to carry out car-bomb attacks, police said Sunday.Among the evidence police seized during the raids was an old blue Mitsubishi Lancer parked near the rented house of one of the suspects in Cibiru, Bandung, West Java, which was to be used in an attack, an officer from the police counterterror squad Detachment 88 said. It was not known who the suspected terrorists were targeting.The police arrested two terrorist suspects at the house: Fahri Tanjung, also known as Hilmi, and Hamzah. The police also found chemicals they believed were to be used to make explosives and an activated hand-made high-explosive bomb inside the house.West Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Sutarman said the police detonated the high-explosive bomb on location after failing to defuse it.Books and VCDs on jihad, as well as an air rifle...