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Jakarta Post

Bomb attack plan linked to 212 Islamist rally foiled

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 10 2019   /  12:49 am

The National Police have foiled an attempt to explode bombs in business districts across Jakarta, which was allegedly planned and organized by a university lecturer and a retired Navy officer.Abdul Basith, a Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) lecturer, and former naval officer Sony Santoso have been arrested along with eight other suspects who they had recruited from outside Jakarta. They planned to explode the devices during the “Mujahid 212 Rally” on Sept. 28. Abdul, who has reportedly admitted to planning, recruiting and financing the attack, said that he prepared the devices, using the type of explosives used by fishermen, to be planted in seven locations in business centers around the city.“[The targets were] Otista, Kelapa Gading, Senen, Glodok and Taman Anggrek,” Abdul said.He said that the bombs were aimed at business centers to target Chinese-Indonesians in the country....