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3 Muslim Foreigners Arrested in Cambodia

Authorities in Cambodia said Wednesday that they closed a Saudi-funded religious school and arrested three foreigners with links to the terror group suspected in deadly bombings on the resort island of Bali. The arrests, prompted by a tip from U.S. officials, came about two weeks before Secretary of State Colin Powell is to attend a meeting of Asian-Pacific Cabinet ministers in Cambodia. Police arrested a man from Egypt and two others from Thailand on terrorism charges Sunday. It was a rare sign of militancy among Cambodia’s small Muslim minority. Officials said the men have links to Jemaah Islamiyah, an extremist group with ties to al-Qaida that seeks to establish an Islamic state across Southeast Asia and is suspected in the Oct. 12 bombings in Bali that killed 202 people. Full Story

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