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Islamist says sorry for Bali blast

A key suspect in last October’s Bali bombings said yesterday that he was proud of his ability to cause the explosions but now wanted to apologise to the victims’ families. In a bizarre press conference more like a TV chat show than a terrorism investigation, Ali Imron explained how he assembled the three bombs, two of which killed 192 people in the tourist resort of Kuta. Imron also said that no outside group, such as al-Qaida, had helped in the attack. He claimed that the prime official suspect, the Islamist Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba’aysir, had not ordered the operation but was probably aware of it. Full Story

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