22 Apr '11, 12am

5 massive bombs found near Indonesia church (via ST iPhone App)

5 massive bombs found near Indonesia church (via ST iPhone App)

Members of the Indonesian police bomb-disposal unit seal off an area where a parcel bomb was found near a church in Serpong on the outskirts of Jakarta. -- PHOTO: AFP JAKARTA - TERROR suspects arrested on Thursday led police to five massive bombs buried beneath a gas pipeline near a church just outside Indonesia's capital, officials said. Mr Djoko Suyanto, a security minister, said he believed Islamic militants had been plotting an attack ahead of Easter celebrations. The US embassy urged Americans to be vigilant. The explosives, safely defused at the scene, had been set to detonate by cell phone at around 9am on Friday. 'The army and police are under high alert,' Mr Suyanto told reporters, adding that troops would be deployed at churches and other strategic locations. 'We want to guarantee safety.' Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has been battling extr...

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