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Bali Suspects Netted in Sweep

Indonesian police have quietly arrested 17 more members of the outlawed Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group in the past week, among them three suspected members of the cell responsible for the Bali bombings. The national police chief, Da’I Bachtiar, announced police had also discovered explosives hidden in a house which, he said, were to be used in another bombing. However, he said those arrested had not revealed a target or time for any attack. One of those just arrested is Umar Wayan, one of the original suspects identified by police in identikit pictures released soon after the Bali attack. Wayan was described at the time as responsible for logistics and may have lived on Bali for some months. Another Bali suspect, Sawad, had helped the accused bomb-maker, Dulmatin, who remains at large, General Bachtiar said. Sawad is also accused by Indonesian police of taking part in a wave of attacks in East Java in 2000, known as the Christmas bombings. The third Bali suspect, whose name was given as Saad, is accused of living in the house in Solo in Central Java where police found a document detailing the planning of the Bali bombings. Full Story

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