Monday, 17 June 2019 | 11:48 WIB

Universitas Riau Raids, Densus 88 Confiscates Four High Explosive Bombs

Illustration: Bomb.

PEKANBARU, NNC - Special Detachment (Densus) 88 Counterterrorism team together with the Riau Police seized four units of high explosive assembled bombs from the raids in the Faculty of Social and Political Science Building, Universitas Riau.

"There are several evidences collected, among others four bombs that are ready to be detonated," said Riau Police Chief Inspector General of Police Nandang in a press conference in Pekanbaru, Saturday (6/2/2018) night.

Police Chief said the four bombs had high explosive power, equivalent to bombs that exploded at some point in Surabaya, East Java, sometime ago.

In addition to four homemade bombs, he said police also seized a number of other explosives.

According to Nandang, the explosives are very sensitive.

The explosives and bombs, he said, were deliberately assembled by three suspected terrorists with the initials Z, B, and K. All three were university alumni of the year 2002, 2004 and 2005 respectively.

Currently, he said again, the four bombs have been defused by team Gegana (Bomb Squad) of Mobile Brigade Corps (Brimob) of Riau Police.

"The bombs are defused now," he said, quoted Antara.

Riau Police have previously confirmed the arrest of three suspected terrorists from raids conducted at Student Center Building, Universitas Riau, on Saturday afternoon.

From the raids involving fully armed personnel and also dispatching the Baracuda vehicle and Gegana, the police also seized some evidence. In addition to bombs that are planned to be detonated at some points, such as local Parliament Building, Police also seized air rifle, two bows along with eight arrows.