Makeshift bomb found in West Java mosque

Police investigation is underway after a makeshift bomb was found at the grand mosque of Kasepuhan Sultanate in Cirebon, West Java, on Saturday.

The bomb was found inside a plastic bag by two caretakers of the mosque inside the main room of the mosque. They immediately reported the finding to the police.

Police arrived at the scene at around 12:30 p.m. and immediately combed the area.

News portal reported that the bomb consisted of gasoline, 50 thumb-sized firecrackers, pieces of broken glass and a timer.

According to Chief Brig. Agus Ridho, one of the member of the police bomb squad, the bomb had been activated but failed to go off.

Last week, Swadaya Gunung Jati University campus in Cirebon was evacuated following bomb threats that were sent to the local police chief and university lectures.

Adj. Comr. Ari Laksamana Widjaya, chief of Cirebon City Police, said that they have yet to find a connection between the finding and the threats.