Tags: AS | Indonesia | Terrorism

Indonesia Police Arrest 2002 Bali Bombing Suspect

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 07:06 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Indonesian police say they have arrested a suspected terrorist sought since 2002 for his role in the Bali bombing that killed 202 people.

National police spokesman Brig. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam said Tuesday that Heru Kuncoro was captured June 9 in Pekalongan in central Java.

He is among the 16 people arrested in recent days on suspicion of plotting cyanide attacks against police.

Police say Kuncoro was a facilitator who purchased electronic equipment for the 2002 bombing on the tourist island. He fled to the Philippines in 2003.

Before the Bali bombing, he took part in paramilitary training in Maluku during a sectarian war between Muslims and Christians in which up to 9,000 people died between 1999 and 2002.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Obama Plan Would Let Young Hondurans Enter US as Refugees

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 23:24 PM

The Obama administration is considering a two-year, $47 million pilot program that would screen children and young adult . . .

US Army War College to Launch Plagiarism Probe on Senator's Thesis

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 21:36 PM

The political hole deepens for beleaguered U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana, a Democrat who is running for re-election a . . .

Honduran President: US Policy Partly to Blame for Border Crisis

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 21:10 PM

The president of Honduras lays part of the blame for the border crisis on an unclear immigration policy of the United St . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved