JAKARTA - Indonesia will prosecute a top
Islamist militant for his alleged role in the 2002 Bali bombings
after Pakistan handed him over, the head of the country's
counter-terrorism agency said on Thursday.
Pakistani forces captured Umar Patek, a bomb-maker for
militant group Jemaah Islamiah who is wanted by the United
States, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia, in January in
Abbottabad, a garrison town in Pakistan, where US Navy SEALS
killed al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in a secret raid in May.
Patek arrived in Jakarta on Thursday, and was taken to a
detention center, counter-terrorism chief Ansyaad Mbai told
Reuters by telephone.
Security analysts say Patek is one of the few Indonesian
militants who would be able to explain the connections and
extent of cooperation between Islamist militant groups in Asia.