From Tempo Interactive, with thanks to Anthony:
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Rois aka Irwan Darmawan, who is allegedly involved in bombing acts of terrors in Indonesia, was arrested with a waist bag containing bombs strapped to his body.
Three other terrorist suspects arrested with him in Bogor on November 5, 2004, Hasan aka Purnomo aka Agung, Sogir aka Ansori and Apuy aka Syaiful Bahri, were also wearing similar instruments of death.
National Police Chief General Da”i Bachtiar confirmed that these bombs were made of trinitrotoluene (TNT) elements, possessing huge explosive power.
“The bombs could be triggered and exploded at any time,” said Bachtiar on Wednesday (24/11) at the National Police headquarters (HQ) in Jakarta.
The Police Chief himself confirmed that Rois had been arrested, rumors about which had been rife since Wednesday morning (24/11).
A high-ranking National Police, officer who is a member of the bombing investigation team, said that the bombs in the possession by the suspects weighted between 0.5 and two kilograms.
The police also found 50 rounds of ammunition for FN pistols.
Each of these had been specially designed to explode within a radius of five meters, enough to kill any police officer who tried to arrest the suspects.
The source said that the bombs were similar to the one that was exploded at the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta on August 5, 2003.
The source added that each suspect was arrested by four police officers so that they could not trigger the bombs they had with them.
Two police officers had to hold the suspects” hands while the other two directly seized the bomb bags.