11 December 2016
The woman arrested by Indonesian anti-terror police in Bekasi, West Java on Saturday with a home-made bomb, had planned to strike at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta on Sunday (Dec 11).
The police said the female suspect, identified only with the initials DYN, was given the 3kg “rice-cooker bomb” by two accomplices to mount a suicide-bombing in the capital.
Jakarta police spokesman Awi Setiyono told reporters on Sunday that DYN, whom he referred to as a “pengantin”, had sent a farewell letter to her family. “The police managed to intercept her letter to her parents,” said Colonel Awi.
… The JAKDN is mainly made up of different members of the old Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist network, as well as other domestic groups Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT), Mujaheedin Indonesia Timur (MIT), Mujaheedin Indonesia Barat and Tim Hisbah, according to the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research.
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Last updated on 12/12/2016