Alleged bomb maker surrenders

Last updated 16:44 10/09/2012

Relevant offers


Gunmen fire rockets at Mali UN base in fatal attack Ringleader of Paris attacks planned more strikes, mocked open borders Refugee crisis resurrects German anti-immigration party Colorado: Shooter apprehended, three killed Poland will not extradite Roman Polanski to the US Nasa scientists catch black hole swallowing star - and burping a bit back out Suicide bomber hits Shi'ite procession in Nigeria's Kano state Magnitude 6.0 quake hits off northern Chilean coast: report Arrests made in US gang-related shooting of 9-year-old boy, Tyshawn Lee Child sex abuse inquiry to probe British VIPs, churches and schools

Authorities say an alleged bomb maker who fled his house during a raid has surrendered to police in Indonesia’s capital.

Jakarta police spokesman Colonel Rikwanto said today that 32-year-old Muhammad Toriq gave himself up late Sunday.

He said a belt of explosives was strapped to Toriq’s body when he surrendered, but he handed it over along with a gun and ammunition.

Toriq escaped after residents in western Jakarta rushed to his home last week as plumes of smoke shot up from it. Police later found explosive devices inside.

Toriq is believed to be linked to a militant group that planned to shoot police and bomb the parliament building to wage ‘‘holy war’’ and establish an Islamic state.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content