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Indonesian Sentenced to 4 Years over Australian Embassy Blast


An Indonesian court has sentenced an alleged Muslim militant accused in last year's Australian embassy bombing to four years in prison.

The court in Jakarta ruled Tuesday that Agus Ahmad helped the perpetrators of the attack by transporting and hiding the explosive material used in the bombing.

Ahmad said he would appeal the verdict, which was less than the five years prosecutors had demanded. The court could have sentenced him to death.

The September 8, 2004 suicide bombing was blamed on the al-Qaida-linked regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah. At least 10 people were killed in the attack.

Jemaah Islamiyah has also been blamed for the Bali and Marriott bombings, as well as a string of other recent attacks in Indonesia.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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