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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