13 Jul '11, 7am

Indonesian police surround Islamic school

Indonesian police surround Islamic school

MATARAM, Indonesia: Indonesian police were locked in a tense stand off with armed students at an Islamic boarding school for a third day on Wednesday, after a bomb blast there killed a suspected terrorist. Police say the school is linked to radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, who was jailed for 15 years last month for funding a terrorist group that was planning attacks against Westerners and political leaders. Security forces arrived at the school at Bima town, West Nusa Tenggara province, late Monday after a home-made bomb exploded in one of the rooms, killing a man suspected of being a Philippine-trained bomb expert. Local media have quoted police as saying the unidentified man was suspected of instructing students on how to make bombs when one of the devices exploded. After the blast, hundreds of students and teachers armed with knives and swords blocked the entrance, prev...

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