Indonesian police evacuates Jakarta’s outskirts due to bomb
The police of Indonesia evacuated people living in the outskirts of Jakarta on December 10 after discovering a bomb in a raid on suspected Islamic militants who were planning to attack the presidential palace.
Spokesman of the Indonesian National Police Boy Rafli Amar said people living within 300-metre radius of the house that was raided were evacuated.
The bomb was found in a cooker. Police explosive experts presented at the scene.
Two men and a woman were arrested. The spokesman added that the three are suspected to be members of a militant network involving a bomb-making establishment raided last month in West Java province.
Last month’s captured suspects planned bomb attacks in Jakarta, including the parliament building and the Embassy of Myanmar.