Alleged bomb maker surrenders to Indonesia police

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Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:20 AM
Alleged bomb maker surrenders to Indonesia police

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities say an alleged bomb maker who fled his house during a raid has surrendered to police in Indonesia's capital.

Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said Monday that 32-year-old Muhammad Toriq gave himself up late Sunday. He says a belt of explosives was strapped to Toriq's body when he surrendered, but he handed it over along with a gun and ammunition.

Toriq escaped after residents in western Jakarta rushed to his home last week as plumes of smoke shot up from it. Police later found explosive devices inside.

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Toriq is believed to be linked to a militant group that planned to shoot police and bomb the Parliament building to wage "holy war" and establish an Islamic state.