02 Oct '11, 9pm

Indonesia arrests suspect in suicide bombings

JAKARTA - The Indonesian authorities said yesterday that they have captured one of their five most-wanted militants in connection with two suicide-bomb attacks this year. The suspect, identified as Beni Asri, was arrested on Friday at his home in the town of Solok in West Sumatra, about 930km from the capital Jakarta, said police spokesman Anton Bachrul Alam. Asri was brought to Jakarta to be questioned over a suicide bomb attack on a church in the Central Java town of Solo on Sept 25 that injured at least 20 people. "We have a week to investigate," Mr Alam said. The 26-year-old is also one of five men wanted for allegedly plotting an April suicide bombing that injured 30 police officers praying in a mosque in the West Java town of Cirebon. Police suspect Asri has connections with members of a group founded by Abu Bakar Bashir, 73, the spiritual leader behind the 2002 Bali...

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