Home / World / Asia-Pacific

Indonesian police nabs militant after bombing in West Java province

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-02-27 12:54

JAKARTA - An Indonesian anti-terror squad on Monday arrested a terrorist after he set off a bomb and burned an office building in the capital city of West Java province, local police chief said.

"The militant has been paralyzed and sustained wounds," Inspector General Anton Charlian, West Java police chief, was quoted by Metro TV as saying at the scene.

The militant exploded one of the two bombs he carried at Pandawa park in Bandung city, the capital of the province at around 9 am, and escaped to a nearby Pandawa village office and burned the office building, he said.

"We have followed the movement of the man, he is a member of a terrorist group, classified as an old terrorist network," said Charlian.

He disclosed that the exploded bomb was categorized as being low explosive.

Police seized a gun and a backpack after paralyzing the militant, he added.

Most Viewed in 24 Hours