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Jakarta Says Arrests Singapore Jemaah Islamiah Head

Indonesian police said on Monday they had arrested the suspected head of the Singapore branch of Jemaah Islamiah, a regional Muslim militant network accused of planning or carrying out attacks across Southeast Asia. Erwin Mapasseng, head of the Indonesian criminal investigation bureau, named the arrested man as Mas Selamat Kastari and said he had been seized on the Indonesian island of Bintan off Singapore on Sunday. “We have arrested Mas Selamat Kastari, a Singaporean whose position is the ‘wakalah’ in Singapore,” he told reporters, adding a wakalah meant a country head in the Jemaah Islamiah structure. Full Story

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