Indonesian police arrest 10 terror suspects
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An elite Indonesian anti-terror squad has arrested 10 Islamic militants and seized a dozen homemade bombs from a group suspected of planning suicide attacks against security forces and the government, police said on Sunday.
Eight suspects were arrested on Saturday in Central Java's Solo town and a ninth in West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, national police spokesman Brigadier General Boy Rafli Amar said. He said a 10th suspect, Joko Parkit, was arrested Sunday in Solo.
Parkit's brother, Eko Joko Supriyanto, was shot to death by police in 2009 during raids seeking Southeast Asia's most wanted Islamist militant, Noordin M. Top. Noordin was killed by police a year later.
Brig Gen Amar said two of those arrested, Badri Hartono and Rudi Kurnia Putra, worked to recruit young men and taught at least one member of the group how to make bombs.