Report: Indonesian police arrest terror suspect

March 21, 2007 04:04


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Police arrested a suspected Islamic terrorist in Indonesia, officials said Wednesday in the mostly Muslim country that has seen a series of bloody attacks on Western targets in recent years. The suspect was picked up late Tuesday in Yogyakarta city on Java island, said Hari Anwar, a police chief in the area. The suspect's identity was not immediately released. State news agency Antara reported that shots were fired during the operation, and that three other suspects escaped. Gen. Ansyad Mbai, a top anti-terror official at the security ministry, confirmed an arrest had taken place in the city, but was unable to give more details.

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