How the Good Friday Bomb Plot Was Foiled

| April 23, 2011

A lucky turn of events appeared to have led police to the timely discovery of the plan to blow up a church and weapons warehouse in Serpong, Tangerang.

According to police, P., a graduate from Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic University (UIN), accompanied by a friend, surveyed a gas pipeline in the area. The site was familiar, as P. had gone fishing at a nearby river several times before.

According to antiterrorism sources, P. and his group were particularly interested in the pipeline’s proximity to the Christ Cathedral and an Army weapons warehouse.

On Palm Sunday, five small pipe bombs weighing a kilogram each and two massive backpack bombs weighing around 100 kilograms apiece were rigged underneath the pipeline. Each bomb had a timer installed, set to go off at 9 a.m. on Good Friday. The idea was that the gas pipeline would create a much bigger explosion that would blow up the church and the weapons cache.

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