C Kalimantan Police detain perpetrator for planting bomb inside mosque

C Kalimantan Police detain perpetrator for planting bomb inside mosque

The Central Kalimantan Police arrested Iwan (22) for placing a homemade bomb in a mosque, on May 2, 2020. ANTARA/HO-Humas Polda Kalteng

Kuala Pembuang, S Sumatra (ANTARA) - The Police of Seruyan, Central Kalimantan, arrested a terror suspect, who had placed a homemade bomb inside the Nurul Yaqin Mosque, Kuala Pembuang, Pembuang Hilir.

HG, alias Iwan, aged 22, was detained on Saturday at 4:20 a.m. local time, Seruyan Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Agung Tri Widiantoro stated here on Saturday.

"We faced no resistance while arresting the perpetrator at his residence in the morning, and he was immediately taken to the Seruyan Police Station to account for his actions," he noted.

The mosque's guard first spotted the bomb. The people of Seruyan were shocked by this finding.

According to the video footage captured by the CCTV installed inside the mosque, a young man in a T-shirt and dark shorts placed a bomb.

Another video capture showed Iwan riding a motorcycle and halting at a road intersection after which he walked toward the mosque.

After interrogating two witnesses, including the motorcycle’s owner, the police managed to arrest Iwan.  Related news: Police to probe motive behind perpetrator planting bomb inside mosque
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