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Indonesian police have found and dismantled a partly assembled
bomb, made with a switch similar to one used to trigger a blast
The switch, nails, batteries and 300 grams of potassium sulfate
- a component of fertiliser - were discovered late Tuesday at
Tanjung Barat railway station in southern Jakarta, said police
spokesman Col Tjiptono.
"The on-off switch was similar to the one found in Pamulang,"
Tjiptono said, referring to the pre-dawn explosion last Wednesday
at the house of Indonesian cleric Abu Jibril, who is accused by the
United States of being a senior member of the al-Qaida-linked
Jemaah Islamiah terror group.
No one was injured. The bomb was built by someone with
rudimentary skills, according to Jakarta police chief Brig Gen
"So far three witnesses have been questioned and the preliminary
conclusion is that there are people who deliberately want to create
terror," said Tjiptono, who like many Indonesians uses only one
Earlier this week, Indonesian soldiers in the West Javanese
district of Indramayu searched for five cars believed to be
carrying explosives assembled by a Malaysian member of Jemaah
Two fugitive Malaysians and most-wanted terrorists - Azahari bin
Husin and Noordin Mohamed Top - are allegedly key members of the
group, which is blamed for a series of bomb blasts in Indonesia,
including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, including
The bomb find follows a flurry of warnings from the Australian
and US governments and Indonesian police that Jemaah Islamiah
militants were poised to launch more attacks in the world's most
populous Muslim nation.
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