21 Apr '11, 6pm

Indonesia on top alert after bomb found near church

Indonesia on top alert after bomb found near church

JAKARTA: Indonesia said on Thursday that the nation was on its highest level of alert ahead of Easter after police arrested suspects over a series of "book bombs" and a foiled attack near a church in Jakarta. Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto said the Indonesian president "has instructed military, police, and people who care about combating terrorism to ensure security ahead of Easter". "Starting tonight, tomorrow morning and on easter day, the military and the police will be on the highest alert at all designated places," Suyanto said. National police spokesman Anton Bachrul Alam said that anti-terror police have arrested a total of 19 people, including two in Aceh province, north Sumatra. The "book bombs" were sent to several addresses including those of liberal Muslim figures and a counter-terrorism official, but no one was ki...

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