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Indonesian Police Nab Bali Bombing Suspect


Indonesian authorities say they have arrested another suspect in the deadly 2002 Bali bombings who also was linked to a terrorist organization in the Philippines.

A national police spokesman said suspect Heru Kuncoro was captured last week, as part of raids in central Java, Borneo and Sulawesi linked to a plot to kill police with cyanide.

In the Bali bombings, which killed 202 people, Kuncoro is suspected of purchasing electronic equipment used by reputed bombing mastermind Dulmatin, who was killed early last year in a police raid near Jakarta. Kuncoro also is suspected of helping to run a jihadist training camp for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the southern Philippines.

On Monday, a police spokesman said 14 people from across Indonesia were arrested in the suspected cyanide plot, and said the suspects planned to insert cyanide into food and water at police facilities. The spokesman said the group previously killed two policemen who were guarding a bank in Sulawesi.

The spokesman described the cyanide plot as a "new model of terrorist attack."

These arrests came as international political and business leaders met in Jakarta for a World Economic Forum.

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

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