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  • Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir (center) is escorted by anti-terror police as he arrives at Indonesian police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Mr. Bashir, once imprisoned for his links to the terror group behind the Bali bombings, was arrested Monday for alleged involvement with a new militant network. (AP Photo/Irwin Ferdiansyah)

    Radical Indonesian cleric arrested in terror plot

    Indonesia's anti-terrorism unit arrested a radical Islamist cleric Monday for alleged ties to an al-Qaeda-affiliated cell accused of plotting high-profile assassinations and Mumbai-style attacks targeting foreigners in the capital.

  • Abu Bakar Ba'aysir (Associated Press)

    Indonesia arrests militant cleric again

    Indonesian police on Monday arrested the spiritual leader of an al Qaeda-linked group that is accused of carrying out the 2002 Bali bombings and of plotting to assassinate the country's president.

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  • National police spokesman Gen. Edward Aritonang said Mr. Ba'asyir was accused of abetting al Qaeda in Aceh, a militant offshoot of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah, which is accused of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

    Indonesia arrests militant cleric again →

  • "He routinely received reports from their field coordinator. He also played an active role in preparing the initial plans for their military struggle," Gen. Aritonang was quoted by AP as saying.

    Indonesia arrests militant cleric again →

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