The United States embassy in Jakarta on Saturday issued a security alert, ahead of Indonesia’s election results due on Wednesday.
The US warning says some spots in the country may be bombed next week via Wi-Fi networks.
Reuters reports that this alert came as Indonesian authorities have arrested almost 30 suspected militants.
The embassy advised U.S. citizens to avoid areas where large demonstrations may occur in Jakarta and in other cities, including Surabaya in East Java and Medan in North Sumatra, in a statement that was dated Friday, May 17.
“Detonating bombs using a Wi-Fi network is considered a new technique,’’ Dedi Prasetyo, another National Police spokesman told Reuters.
“If there is cell phone jammer, then phones are not operable but the Wi-Fi signal will not be disturb, especially when using signal amplifier,” Prasetyo said.
Indonesian authorities have said they are heightening security ahead of May 22, when the official result of April’s presidential election will be announced.Follow Us