Bali airport on high alert

Indonesian Special Police patrol at Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 15, 2016, one day after a series of explosions hit the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali has been put on high alert after the terror attacks in Central Jakarta on Thursday.

According to state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I general manager at Ngurah Rai, Trikora Harjo, police and military personnel were set to be deployed as a result of the heightened status.

"In addition to personnel from the Ngurah Rai Airport Police, we've also deployed Mobile Brigade [Brimob] and the Bali Police's Gegana bomb squad," said Trikora as quoted by Antara news agency on Friday.

Previously, Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu reportedly stated that Bali was likely to be the next target of the terrorists.

"Jakarta and Bali are known worldwide; thus the impact is huge if they [become a target] of attack," said Ryamizard on Thursday.


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