Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Bomb kit found after flights threat

The bomb-making materials were discovered in a passenger lounge at Juanda International Airport

Bomb-making materials have been found in an airport in Indonesia after a threat was made against flights in the country.

Transport Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said the threat was sent to state-run Garuda Airlines.

A bomb squad rushed to Juanda International Airport in the city of Surabaya after the threat said flights from there to the capital, Jakarta, had been targeted.

Mr Ervan said a plastic bag with liquid materials used to make explosives had been found in the passengers' lounge.

Garuda postponed one flight afterwards, but services later returned to normal.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has been hit by a string of terror attacks blamed on al Qaida-linked militants which have killed more than 260 people since 2002.

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