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West Java Police arrest three over terror plot

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 7, 2018   /   11:57 am
West Java Police arrest three over terror plot National Police spokesmen Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto (left) and Sr. Comr. Martinus Sitompul show pictures of evidence confiscated from the Bima terrorist group during a press conference in Jakarta on Oct. 31, 2017. (Antara/Reno Esnir)

The West Java Police arrested three individuals, identified only as Anang, Abid and Mulyadi, in Caringin village, Ciawi subdistrict in Bogor, West Java, on Friday for allegedly plotting a string of attacks on police stations in three different locations across the province.

Preliminary police questioning found that Anang planned to attack the Kedunghalang Mobile Brigade Command detention center (Mako Brimob) in Bogor, while Abid was preparing to attack police officers stationed at the Gadog traffic police post with a cleaver. Separately, Mulyadi reportedly planned to carry out a suicide bomb attack on the Bogor Police headquarters.

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Police seized several explosive materials from the suspects, including explosive chemicals, an LED lamp, mercury, plastic bottles, wires, a welder, lead, a pan, screwdrivers and electrical switches.

"The results of forensic laboratory analysis showed that the suspects planned to assemble a highly explosive homemade bomb,” spokesperson Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto said at a press conference on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.

The suspects were later taken to the National Police's Kelapa Dua detention center in Depok, West Java, for further questioning. (hol/dmr)