Indonesia: raids net terror suspects

At least five suspects linked to regional Islamist groups were arrested in raids around Jakarta, local authorities said Oct. 22. Weapons, bomb-making instructions and chemicals were reportedly found at one house raided near a state-owned oil storage center, prompting police to say the suspects may have planned to attack it. One was identified as Rusli Mardani, a member of the local terror network Mujahedeen Kompak. “He is a big fish, one of the people who has stirred up a lot of communal violence,” said Sidney Jones of the International Crisis Group in Jakarta. (NYT, Oct. 23)

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