Sumary of Indonesia arrest linked to Bali bombing:
- “He is currently known to be active among the unlawful Jemaah Islamiyah network’s leadership,” Mr Ramadhan said.
- Credit: APThe shadowy Southeast Asian network is widely blamed for attacks in the Philippines and Indonesia, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.
- An Indonesian court banned the group in 2008 and a sustained crackdown by the country’s security forces with support from the US and Australia has helped to weaken the militant network.
- A spokesman for Indonesia’s National Intelligence Agency, Wawan Hari Purwanto, said in a video statement early this month that following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, officials have stepped up their efforts at early detection and prevention “particularly toward terrorist groups that have links to the Taliban’s ideology and networks.