19 Jul '11, 10pm

Indonesia discovers dozens of home-made bombs

Indonesia discovers dozens of home-made bombs

Indonesian policemen stand guard inside an Islamic boarding school's compound in Bima on July 13, 2011. Dozens of radical Islamists holed up in a school suspected of being a bomb factory melted away as security forces moved in to end a three-day armed standoff, police said. -- PHOTO: AFP JAKARTA - POLICE found more than two dozen home-made bombs in eastern Indonesia following an explosion last week inside an Islamic boarding school suspected of being a bomb factory, a spokesman said on Tuesday. After the blast which killed a suspected terrorist, police raided the Umar bin Khatab school in West Nusa Tenggara province and ended a three-day standoff Wednesday with students and teachers armed with swords, machetes and sticks. Police later found the home-made bombs, but did not say exactly when. 'The 26 pipe bombs were defused,' national police spokesman Anton Bachrul Alam told...

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