This one is a real puzzler. Why would these Muslims have bombs along with books on how to stay fit despite their busy schedules? It’s a mystery!
“Indonesian police discover bomb stash,” from AFP, January 9 (thanks to Twostellas):
JAKARTA: Police discovered a stash of more than 20 homemade bombs in central Indonesia on Wednesday after uncovering plots to attack tourist destinations in the region, a spokesman said.
Anti-terror police found bombs, explosive materials, detonators, nails and books on jihad (holy war) on the island of Sulawesi, where police have reported increased militant activity in recent months.
“A total of 20 pipe-bombs and a 16-kilogram (35 pound) bomb housed in three Tupperware containers stuck together were found,” said national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar, adding the raids took place in the southern district of Enrekang.
Police said interrogations of suspected militants revealed several men in the group had been trained to assemble bombs and two of them were still at large, according to Amar.
Police shot dead seven terror suspects and arrested four in raids last week on Sulawesi and Sumbawa islands, where the men were allegedly planning to attack holiday spots.
Another 75 kilograms of explosive materials was found in raids on Wednesday in five different locations around the popular tourist town of Tana Toraja, a suspected target.
Police said the suspects were connected to a militant training camp and had been involved in killings of several police in central Sulawesi’s Poso district, a known hotbed of militant activity.
Police have strengthened security in Poso since late last year after two police officers investigating a camp were found with their throats slit. Several small bomb plots were subsequently foiled….