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Indonesia: Islamic militants arrested

September 24, 2012

Nine Islamic militants were arrested in Indonesia on Saturday and a dozen homemade bombs seized from a group suspected of planning suicide attacks, police say.

Two suspects were arrested in central Java’s Solo town after authorities received information from other militants in the group who had recently surrendered, national police spokesman Brigadier-General Boy Rafli Amar said. The two led police to six other group members in the same town. A ninth suspect was arrested in West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.

General Amar said two of those arrested, Badri Hartono and Rudi Kurnia Putra, both 45, were central figures who recruited young men and taught at least one how to make bombs.



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