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Indonesia Foils Bombing Attempts

Indonesian police have foiled fresh bombing attempts in Indonesia and the Philippines with the recent arrest of Jemaah Islamiyah’s (JI) new leader Abu Rusdan, the country’s chief detective revealed late Thursday. Rusdan succeeded radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir as the spiritual leader of JI, a regional terrorist group responsible for the devastating Bali blast on October 12 that killed 202 people. Rusdan is alleged to have chaired several meetings which hatched plans to stage bomb attacks in Indonesia and the Philippines. Rusdan told police the attacks were planned for Indonesia and the Philippines, Chief Detective Erwin Mappaseng said, but the suspect did not give specific details of the plans. “But clearly, with this (arrest), several plans for such activities and others could not be carried out. This is a good preventive effort,” Mappaseng added. Full Story

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