Indonesian police arrest 4 more terror suspects

December 14, 2010 3:55:14 AM PST
Indonesian authorities say they have arrested four Islamist militants suspected of having links to a top terrorist suspect captured last week. Police spokesman Iskandar Hasan said Tuesday that the new arrests were the result of interrogation of Abu Tholut.

He said one of the new suspects was captured Friday in Jakarta, while the three others were arrested Saturday ouside the capital.

The 42-year-old Tholut became one of the most-wanted fugitives after bombmakers Noordin Top and Dulmatin were killed earlier this year in a series of raids.

Indonesia, a predominantly Muslim nation of 240 million, has battled extremists since 2002, when the al-Qaida-linked network Jemaah Islamiyah bombed two nightclubs on the resort island of Bali.


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