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AP: Wanted Terrorists Plan New Attacks

Two of Asia’s most wanted terrorists are armed with explosives and planning fresh attacks on Western hotels and banks — possibly disguising themselves as beggars and receiving shelter from fellow radicals, officials told The Associated Press. Malaysians Azahari bin Husin and Noordin Mohammed Top — both alleged leaders of the al-Qaida-linked Southeast Asian terror network Jemaah Islamiyah and believed to have been key players in last year’s Bali bombings that killed 202 people — are the target of a massive manhunt following their narrow escape from a police dragnet in the West Javanese city of Bandung on Oct. 31. Six unexploded bombs were discovered in the rented house they left behind, and police say they are each carrying several pounds of explosives. Their escape has raised questions about the police force’s anti-terror capabilities. Full Story

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