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Bali Bomber's New Attack Cut Short

One of the most wanted Bali bombing suspects has been arrested after attempting a bank robbery to fund a new terrorist attack, Indonesian police said yesterday. Idris, also known as Joni Hendrawan, was picked up in Medan in Sumatra nearly three weeks ago after he and 10 other suspected members of Jemaah Islamiah killed three bank employees during a bungled hold-up, the head of the Bali investigation team, General I Made Pastika, told the Herald . “The reason for the robbery was to get money for the next operation,” General Pastika said. Police had yet to find out what new terrorist operation the 11 members of the robbery gang had been planning. The national police spokesman, General Erwin Mappasang, said the group had stolen more than $20,000 from the bank and were planning to use it to buy explosives and pay for transport for the next attack. Another bank, in Pekanbaru in Sumatra, was to have been robbed to provide funds for the next bombing. Full Story

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