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Indonesian police arrest suspect in suicide bombing

Published on Dec 31, 2013 3:59 PM

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian police arrested a suspected terrorist for his alleged role in a suicide bombing on a police station and militant training activities, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Indonesia's anti-terrorism police squad, Detachment 88, arrested Ato Margono for escorting a suicide bomber to a police station on the island of Sulawesi in June, National Police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar told AFP.

The bomber - who carried out the attack on a motorbike in Poso district, a known hotbed for militant activity - killed only himself and injured a construction worker with the bomb made of nails.

Margono is linked to the country's most-wanted terror suspect, Santoso, leader of the Poso-based Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen Islamist militant group.

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