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Fugitive Indonesian militant recaptured in Malaysia

Published on Dec 3, 2013 5:22 PM
 
Indonesian police hold up photos of four terrorists (from left) Fadli Sadama, Agus Sunyoto, Abdul Gani Siregar and Nibras alias Arab at a press conference on July 17, 2013. Fadli Sadama, an Islamist militant who broke out of jail during a prison riot in western Indonesia has been recaptured in Malaysia and handed over to Indonesian authorities, police said on Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALBERT DAMANIK

JAKARTA (AFP) - An Islamist militant who broke out of jail during a prison riot in western Indonesia has been recaptured in Malaysia and handed over to Indonesian authorities, police said on Tuesday.

Fadli Sadama was among 200 inmates who in July fled the Tanjung Gusta prison in Medan city after prisoners set the overcrowded facility ablaze in a riot that left five people dead.

"With the recapture of Fadli Sadama, all four terrorists who escaped have now been rearrested," national police spokesman Agus Rianto told reporters, saying Fadli was recaptured "several days ago".

Fadli was detained in a joint operation between Indonesian and Malaysian police, Mr Rianto said, adding he had been brought back to Indonesia and was being questioned.

 
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