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Indonesia Captures Top Terror Suspect


Indonesia says it has captured one of the nation's most wanted terrorist suspect, Abdullah Sonata. Authorities said two of his aides were arrested and another follower was killed during coordinated raids Wednesday on the main island of Java.

Sonata, a follower of the deceased terror leader Noordin Mohammed Top, is accused of playing a key role in recruiting terrorists and setting up a training camp that was discovered last month in western Aceh province. Police said participants in the camp had been planning an armed attack on luxury hotels favored by tourists and an assault aimed at killing the president and foreign guests during independence celebrations in August.

A bomb hidden inside a backpack was also discovered during Wednesday's raids, police said.

A day earlier, a court sentenced two men to prison for assisting Noordin Top, who was killed during a police raid in Central Java last September.

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

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