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Indonesia Arrests Bombing Suspect


Indonesian police officer stands guard near an armored vehicle outside a church after an explosion in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia (File Photo - September 25, 2011).

Indonesian police officer stands guard near an armored vehicle outside a church after an explosion in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia (File Photo - September 25, 2011).

Indonesian authorities said Sunday that they have arrested one of the country's most wanted Muslim militants, accused of plotting suicide attacks.

Police said Beni Asri was captured last week in the town of Solok in West Sumatra province.

Asri is suspected of helping plot a suicide bombing in a packed church in the central Java city of Solo on September 25 that wounded 22 worshippers.

He is also accused of planning a similar attack at a police mosque five months ago in Cirebon that wounded 30 police officers.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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