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Indonesia Arrests 2 Militants Suspected in Terror Plots

Indonesian police said today they have arrested two members of the regional Islamic militant network Jemaah Islamiah — the leader of the group’s Singapore branch and a suspect in October’s nightclub bombings on the resort island of Bali. Mas Selamat Kastari, wanted in Singapore for alleged participation in a hijacking plot, was arrested Sunday on the Indonesian island of Bintan, a short ferry ride from Singapore’s southern coast, said Erwin Mappaseng, head of the Indonesian criminal investigation department. Kastari, a Singaporean who fled the island city-state in December 2001, planned to hijack a U.S., British or Singaporean jetliner flying out of Bangkok and crash it into Singapore’s Changi Airport, Mappaseng said. Full Story

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