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Authorities in Indonesia Arrest Alleged Leader of Jemaah Islamiyah


Indonesian police say they have arrested the country's most-wanted militant, Abu Dujana, the alleged leader of the Southeast Asian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah.

Abu Dujana was captured Saturday along with several other suspected terrorists in raids on Indonesia's main island of Java. Police announced the arrests Tuesday. Officials say DNA tests confirmed his identity.

Asian and Western authorities accuse the al-Qaida linked Jemaah Islamiyah of carrying out deadly bomb attacks on Indonesia's Bali island in 2002 and 2005, and an attack on the Australian Embassy in 2004.

Abu Dujana is an Indonesian thought to be an associate of Malaysian terrorist mastermind Noordin Mohammad Top, who is still at large.

The arrest of Abu Dujana is considered a major breakthrough in Indonesia's efforts to stop Jemaah Islamiyah's activities.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters, AP and AFP

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