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Nine held for Jakarta hotel bombing

Nine suspects have been arrested in connection with this month’s bombing of a Jakarta hotel, in which 12 people died, Indonesia’s police chief announced yesterday. Hours earlier the president, Megawati Sukarnoputri, had discussed with President George Bush the interrogation of the recently arrested alleged terrorist ringleader Hambali, who is in US custody but wanted by Jakarta for attacks across the archipelago. General Da’i Bachtiar said officers had made the arrests in two raids last week, first arresting six people already known to the authorities, and then three others who were not on any lists of suspects. Police have already identified the man who drove the car bomb up to the Marriott hotel on August 5 as Asmar Latin Sani, 28, from western Sumatra. Full Story

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