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Indonesia terror suspects claim Al-Qaeda link: Police

Published on Sep 24, 2012 9:37 PM

JAKARTA (AFP) - 10 terror suspects rounded up in weekend raids in Indonesia have told police they are linked to Al-Qaeda, a spokesman said on Monday.

The suspects were arrested in police raids on Saturday and Sunday in Central Java province and West Kalimantan, in which authorities also found homemade bombs and explosives in some of their homes.

"We are still trying to find out who they are. They said they are from Al-Qaeda Indonesia," national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar told reporters.

He said the suspects had claimed links to Noordin Mohammed Top, the leader of a violent splinter faction of the radical Jemaah Islamiyah network who was killed in a raid outside Solo city in Central Java in September 2009.

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