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Indonesia to Monitor Muslim Boarding Schools for Terrorism Threats


Indonesia says it will monitor Islamic boarding schools as part of its effort to fight militant violence and suicide bombings.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla said Thursday that the religious affairs minister will monitor all Islamic boarding schools.

The vice president said he believes there are only a few schools that could be considered possible breeding grounds for terrorists, but he declined to name them.

However, the Al-Mukmin and Al-Islam schools on the island of Java had previously come under scrutiny after several terrorists were found to have studied at them.

The former students include militants convicted in the 2002 Bali bombings and the 2003 bombing of the Marriott hotel in Jakarta.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.