13 suspected terrorists arrested in Indonesian Aceh

March 3, 2010 09:59


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Indonesian police have captured 13 suspected Islamist terrorists during a crackdown on a possible cell of the Southeast Asian terror network Jemaah Islamiyah in restive Aceh province, an official said Wednesday.

The 13 men were caught in various raids since Feb. 22, when the first four were arrested by police after a gunbattle in a suspected militant training camp in Aceh's mountains, police spokesman Maj. Gen. Edward Aritonang said. All are believed to have trained at the camp, he said.

Police also seized three assault rifles, more than 9,000 bullets, jihadist books, and DVDs about bombings on the island of Bali in 2002 that killed 202 people and were blamed on Jemaah Islamiyah, Aritonang said.

Police have not confirmed media reports that at least some of the suspects have been charged with terrorism-related offenses.

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