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Many JI Members Still Active, Say Jakarta Police

Indonesian police said yesterday that despite scores of arrests of suspected Jemaah Islamiah (JI) members, terrorists are still active in South-east Asia and travelling in the region to raise funds. The comments by police spokesman Zainuri Lubis came a day after officers announced the arrests of 10 suspected members of JI, an Al-Qaeda-linked militant Islamic group blamed for last year’s Bali bombings. The men were suspected of being involved in a series of church bombings across Indonesia on Christmas Eve 2000 that left 19 people dead. Police also accuse the men of carrying out a bank robbery last month in Medan, Sumatra, during which three people were killed and about 113 million rupiah (S$24,000) stolen. ‘It was one of the biggest and most violent heists suspected to have been done by this group,’ Mr Zainuri said. Full Story

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