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Terror Threat Remains High, Indonesia Warns

Bali Police Chief I Made Mangku Pastika, former head of the Bali bombing investigation, said Tuesday that as many as 30 terrorists who learned how to make bombs in Afghan training camps remain on the loose in Indonesia. The terrorists include at least three wanted for helping to make the bombs that killed 202 people in Bali in October, he said, adding that they may be few in number but still pose a continuing threat to the country. “I say maybe 10, maybe 20, maybe 30,” Pastika said in an interview. “Maybe they will do something they can do with a small number, like another bomb. That’s why we have to be very, very careful.” Based on intelligence provided by Australia, the police chief said, Indonesian authorities thwarted an attack planned in March for the East Java city of Surabaya. Police have yet to determine the target or arrest any suspects, he said, but the suspected plotters were overheard referring to their plan as an amaliyah, an Arabic term for “an action in the name of God.” Suspects who have been arrested in the Bali nightclub bombings termed that attack an amaliyah too, Pastika said. Full Story

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