22 Apr '11, 8am

Bombers \"planned to film Indonesia church blast\"

JAKARTA: The plotters of a foiled Easter church bombing in Indonesia planned to film the attack and could be behind other atrocities, police said Friday, with the nation on its highest alert level. Anti-terror police arrested 19 suspects and defused five bombs around the church, on the outskirts of Jakarta, on Thursday. Some of the devices had been positioned on a nearby empty plot where a gas pipe runs underground. "They had prepared to shoot the bombing of the church and broadcast it. That was their plan," said national police spokesman Anton Bachrul Alam. He said police arrested the mastermind of the planned attack in Aceh after he fled Jakarta. "This is a new cell. The mastermind had planned to activate the bombs on Friday at 9:00am (0200 GMT) using timers," Alam said. The suspects were also behind recent "book bombs" sent to several addresses including those of libera...

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