Indonesia investigates suspected ISIS-linked plot to attack Bali

August 21, 2016 11:15


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JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities are investigating whether a suspected militant arrested last week was plotting an attack on the resort island of Bali, police said.

Bali, a popular tourist destination, saw a number of attacks by homegrown militants in the early 2000s, the deadliest being a nightclub bombing that killed 202 people, mostly Australians.Police found a bomb and "high (impact) explosive materials" during a raid on the suspect's house on the western island of Sumatra, media said.

The man, whom police have yet to identify, was arrested on suspicion of having links with extremist group Islamic State and of being involved in planning a suicide bombing at a police station in the central Javanese city of Solo last month.

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