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Jakarta Post

Bomb squad secures East Jakarta church following threat

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 14, 2018   /   11:45 am
Bomb squad secures East Jakarta church following threat On alert: Police officers stand guard in the vicinity of Jl. Niaga Samping, following a bomb blast Monday morning at the Surabaya Police headquarters in Surabaya, East Java. (Antara/Didik Suhartono)

Police personnel were deployed on Monday morning to safeguard Santa Anna Catholic Church in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, following a report of a possible bomb at the location.

The church allegedly received a phone call from an identified individual that issued a threat earlier in the morning, reported

Jakarta Police bomb squad (Gegana) personnel arrived to search and secure the area at 8 a.m. No suspicious items had been found as of 9:20 a.m., according to an internal police report The Jakarta Post saw.

Read also: Jakarta, East Java, Riau Islands on highest alert after Surabaya bombings

The road in front of the church has been temporarily closed to traffic.

The terror threat is the latest in a recent series of bombings that has hit the country. Four suicide bombings have occurred in the past two days in the East Java capital of Surabaya, the country's second largest city, killing at least 14 people and injuring dozens of others. (fac/ebf)