Indonesia Bomb Plot Foiled
Indonesia is currently on high alert after police foiled terror plans to detonate bombs on Friday near a church in a Jakarta suburb.
The plan was to detonate the bombs by a timer, using a mobile phone, just before a scheduled Easter service at a Catholic church in Tangerang, authorities said.
Police uncovered the plan after the arrests of 19 suspects over the past few days.
The suspects were allegedly involved in the foiled attack near the Catholic church.
Authorities found about 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of explosives near the church on Thursday, said Boy Rafli Amar, the national police spokesman.
There were two large bombs and five smaller ones, he said.