Indonesian police smash plot to plant bomb in mosque hinh anh 1Indonesia's Central Kalimantan Police arrested Iwan for placing a homemade bomb in a mosque on May 2. (Photo: Antara)

Jakarta (VNA) – Police of Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province have arrested a terror suspect, who had placed a homemade bomb inside the Nurul Yaqin Mosque, Kuala Pembuang, Pembuang Hilir, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported.

Seruyan Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Agung Tri Widiantoro said on May 2 that HG, alias Iwan, aged 22, was detained at 4:20 am on May 2 (local time).

“We faced no resistance while arresting the perpetrator at his residence in the morning, and he was immediately taken to the Seruyan Police Station to account for his actions," Antara quoted Widiantoro as saying.

The mosque's guard first spotted the bomb.

According to the video footage captured by the CCTV installed inside the mosque, a young man in a T-shirt and dark shorts placed a bomb.

Another video capture showed Iwan riding a motorcycle and halting at a road intersection after which he walked toward the mosque, the news agency reported.

After interrogating two witnesses, including the motorcycle’s owner, the police managed to arrest Iwan.

Commissioner Hendra Rochmawan, the Central Kalimantan Police’s spokesman, said the police will conduct an investigation to uncover Iwan’s motive.

Rochmawan called on local residents to report to the police when they see suspicious people./.