10 Jan 2013

Homemade bombs found on tourist island

6:10 am on 10 January 2013

Police in Indonesia have discovered more than 20 homemade bombs after uncovering plots to attack tourist destinations in the region.

Anti-terror police found bombs, explosive materials, detonators, nails and books on jihad in raids on the island of Sulawesi on Wednesday, in the southern district of Enrekang.

Police said interrogations of suspects revealed several men in the group had been trained to assemble bombs and two were still at large.

The ABC reports seven suspects were shot dead and four arrested in police raids last week on Sulawesi and Sumbawa islands.

Another 75kg of explosive materials were found in raids on Wednesday in five different locations around the tourist town of Tana Toraja.