Bomb items found after threat to Indonesia flights

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Posted: May 25, 2011 6:56 AM
Bomb items found after threat to Indonesia flights

Officials say bomb-making materials were found in an airport lounge after a threat was made against flights in Indonesia.

Transport Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan says the threat was faxed to state-run Garuda Airlines on Wednesday.

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

Ervan said a plastic bag with liquid materials used to make explosives was found in the passenger lounge.

Garuda postponed one flight but service returned to normal later Wednesday.

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