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Key Suspect Denies Planning Bali Bomb Attack

The alleged mastermind of the Bali nightclub bombings said on Wednesday the idea was someone else’s and denied suggestions that formal planning meetings for the attack had taken place. But Indonesian Muslim militant Imam Samudra, 33, told a court on the holiday island he had come up with the idea of targeting the United States and its allies. “The Sari Club was full of white people and the allies of America,” he said, referring to the nightclub where scores of tourists, many of them Australians, were killed. “I didn’t think about further repercussions.” The October 12 attack on the Indonesian island killed 202 people, most of them young, foreign holidaymakers. Samudra said Amrozi, the first suspect arrested in the case, chose Bali as the target. Samudra was speaking as a witness in Amrozi’s trial. “Waging war against the United States was my idea but you should ask Amrozi about the idea of Bali. I heard about the Bali idea from him,” Samudra, stroking his wispy beard, said in response to a question from a member of the panel of five judges. Full Story

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