Indonesian police capture top terrorist suspect

15:02, June 24, 2010      

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The Indonesian anti-terror squad has captured a top terrorist suspect and his two aides on a raid in their hide-out in Central Java province, National Police spokesman Edward Aritonang said in Jakarta Thursday.

The spokesman said that the police arrested Abdullah Sunata and the others on Wednesday in Boyolali of the province. One of the suspect followers was shot dead, he said.

"Abdullah Sunata has involved in terrorist attacks in the country. He is a recidivist," Aritonang told Xinhua.

Sunata is a follower of slain terrorist leader Noordin Mohammad Top.

The spokesman said that Sunata has a role to recruit those for terrorist acts and involved in the establishment of terrorist cell in Aceh, the group which plotted to assassinate President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and foreigners during the anniversary of the Independent Day in August.

During the raids the police seized weapons and ammunitions, said Aritonang.

Indonesia has struggled to fight militants since 2000, as a result scores of top terrorists figures and their followers have been killed and captured and brought to justice.

The country has been suffering from terrorist attacks since 2000, including bombings at churches, suicide bombings in night clubs in Bali and the recent twin luxurious hotels in Jakarta, killing more than 250 people.

Source: Xinhua


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