Indonesia detains suspect over 2005 Bali bombings

Indonesian police have detained a suspect in triple suicide bombings on the resort island of Bali in 2005, a spokesman said on Monday.

Indonesia detains suspect over 2005 Bali bombings
Faiz Fauzan, who was arrested on April 22 in Central Java province, is a allegedly member of a wing of the group Jemaah Islamiah led by Malaysian Noordin Mohammad Top, said police spokesman Abubakar Nataprawira.

"He is suspected of involvement in the planning of the second Bali bombings," Nataprawira told a news conference.

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in tourist-packed Bali restaurants on October 1, 2005, killing 20 people.

Fauzan, who appeared with the police at the press conference, denied he was involved in the bombings, but admitted that he met Noordin.

"I had no knowledge of any plan for the bombings in Bali," he said.

Reuters
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